Friday, 3 April 2015

REWIND: Amos - 'Let Love Shine' (Cleveland City Vocal Mix)

Although the daily 'Rewind' selections feature a variety of music from different periods in time, you will be finding a lot of articles related to 1995 over the course of this year, as every week I take a look back at the new entries making the charts 20 years ago. A few days ago I revisited the charts from March 19 1995, and that feature can be found HERE. While I picked Leftfield's 'Original' as my track of the week, this floorfiller was immediately a contender for the latest Friday Banger, or on this occasion a Good Friday Banger. The leading Clubzone Mix of the number 31 entry 'Let Love Shine' takes on a slightly faster and more Euro-styled flavour than the brilliantly housey Cleveland City mixes that also featured on the 12".

Amos Pizzey was born in West London back in 1967, and his mother Erin Pizzey was the founder of the women's refuge movement. He began his career in music at age 13, and was recognized for his vocal talent by Boy George, who soon invited Pizzey to join his band Culture Club. Over the next two decades, Pizzey released a series of singles and produced and remixed acts including Madonna, George Michael, Boy George and Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was during this time that he forged a close relationship with Jeremy Healy, before the pair had a series of hit records and created the multi-platform entertainment concept act Bleachin', which tells the story of inner city club culture through film, fashion, art, music and photography. An article by The Guardian from 2000 (which can be found HERE) paints very a interesting and detailed picture of the duo. Pizzey is married to ex Radio 1 DJ Lisa l'Anson, and is now the creative director and founder of the company Talenthouse Inc. 

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