Inside A.MA Volume 1 – Sleeve Notes
Being given free access to the back catalogue of A.MA Records has been like being given the password to Aladdin's Cave or the map into Tutankhamen's tomb. The treasures held within the A.MA vaults of releases over the past decade mean that being tasked to curate a set of volumes of compilations is a difficult but wondrous pleasure. With so much innovative music and artists in the A.MA cannon the hardest part is what to leave out.
My approach to this has been to create compilations which reflect how I playlist the music on the Illicit Grooves Radio Show and how I build a DJ set. When asked by a journalist, many years ago, how I describe the music I play as a DJ I answered, 'I play grooves for the global leftfield and go across the tracks.' It is this philosophy that I've applied to the Inside A.MA series of compilations and one which has resulted in this first volume.
From the dancefloor Funk-Jazz of The Motion Collective to the Drum and Bass infused liquid of Antonio Trinchera and Francesca Sortino's magnificent mid-tempo, two-step rework of Little Sunflower' the ten tracks selected here can be listened to, danced to, enjoyed at home or on a sound system and designed to reflect all that is wonderful about art and life and music.
Bob Hill (The Return of the Illicit Groove)
Bob Is the presenter of the #IllicitGrooves Radio Show on Totally Wired Radio.