TUNE Jonny Drop - You Got To Be
The first hint of this beat tape came late last year with the much loved Mind Field/This Is The One release. Now we are proud to present to you, in its entirety, a fifteen track beat tape full of soul and feeling, lovingly made over the last few years in a flat in Honor Oak.
‘Sub Plot’ is as forward thinking as it is homage to the greats and pioneers of the 60’s and 70’s, and so we figured it was a good way for you to get to know Jonny and where his heart lies. It turns out it is deep in dusty record crates, drummers that brought you the original break beats, and deeply soulful music from around the world.
As we introduce Jonny to you, we hope you too, will introduce Sub Plot to your friends and pass on the debut Albert’s Favourites release.
Jonny Drop is a ridiculously experienced drummer, as accustomed to providing the back bone to live shows from Andrew Ashong, Connie Constance and The Gene Dudley Group as he is deconstructing classic soul and funk with his own band The Expansions.
But within Sub Plot it is a joy to hear him stretch out, layering samples flipped from his extensive record collection, with synth bass lines and pads, augmenting those classic rhythms with his own.