The fifth instalment of Wah Wah 45s Allo Love series sees up DJ, radio plugger and presenter, Neil Bopperson, take the helm and give us something of an insight into what makes him tick.
Starting DJing in Sheffield, he then plied his trade in Seville, Lisbon, Manchester, London and now Paris where he now curates, produces and presents radio shows for Le Mellotron.
What great taste it proved to be - he pulled some very tasty morsels out of the hat for this compilation, including music from Jesse Futerman, Turbojazz and Bunty.
There’s more than a hint of the Northern towns Bopperson frequented as a youth and the influences of the friends he’s met along the way, as illustrated by contributions from Gideon Conn, Moth HiFi, Yields and Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra signed to Neil’s day-time workplace – First Word Records.
Wah Wah 45s also gave Neil free choice of their full back catalogue. He came back with serious selections from The Gene Dudley Group, Dele Sosimi (remixed by Paper Tiger) and a sultry outing from Scrimshire.
Aperfectly pitched collection of music steeped in electronica, folk, dub, Afrobeat and downtempo goodness.
Dele Sosimi's album 'You No Fit Touch Am' was released in 2015 to much universal acclaim.
In 2016, to take things even further, Wah Wah 45s commissioned four huge remixes from a quartet of the UK's most interesting new production names.
That was just part one of the story though - this year the label can reveal the final four remixes to be taken from this hugely popular and influential project.
'I Don't Care' gets a very different re-works from Wah Wah 45s family member and up-and-coming knob-twiddler in his own right, Bopperson. He offers up a mid-tempo tropical delight.
London's new Afrobeat king is here to party and you're all welcome to join in!
Radio support from Tom Ravenscroft Lauren Laverne, Gilles Peterson and Huey Morgan on BBC Radio 6 Music.
The sixteenth instalment in the Dubplate series sees regular contributors Beatsy Collins and Bopperson deliver two firing, dance floor friendly re-works of a couple of classics from the great man that is Bobby McFerrin.
Beatsy Collins' re-work of Thinking About Your Body has been knocking around on mp3 for some time now, and has been a mainstay of sets from a small selection of London's finest underground DJs. It's a low slung affair, complete with a frenzy of filters and beats to move your feet.
On the flip, McFerrin's cover of the Lennon & McCartney favourite, From Me To You, is completely re-imagined by Bopperson, giving it a foot friendly percussive shakedown, whilst adding some serious, solid bass for the harder end of the dance floor.
After a well received remix for Dele Sosimi last year released on London label Wah Wah 45s, Bopperson is comes back and this time mixing another afrobeat ambassador of even higher ranks.
Previous output has picked up praise from Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6 Music), Worldwide FM and NTS Radio. Now adding another African inspired heater to his toolbox and a free download too!
On this occasion Fela Kuti's 'Unknown Soldier' is at his mercy. Speeding the track up and adding a relentless 4/4 roller.
DJs, make no mistake, this tried and tested boomer should be directed straight at peak time dance floors.