Our sultry songstress returns at last with her second single on Wah Wah 45s, and in anticipation of her debut album, due out early next year. Having twisted our melons with the provocative “Balls Bounce” in 2008 (featuring a sublime remix from Bonobo) and spoilt us with the alternative smoky jazz bomb “Tip” on the latest Wah Wah 45s compilation earlier this year, Stac has spent most of the last twelve months playing live all over London, and beyond, culminating in the creation of her own choir, who follow wherever she goes and help spread her unique and quirky sound. Now Stac is back on wax with the anthemic “Glory” which had some of the UK’s most cutting edge producers queuing up to work with her.
Label mate Scrimshire offers up a dramatic minimal house interpretation; the mysterious Pause strips “Glory” down into a wondrous, melancholic piece; Leeds genius Prod takes care of the original version (featuring Mancunian trumpeter Matthew Halsall!) and Norwegian beat head King Knut comes through with a mind and genre-bending reinterpretation that rounds off this package perfectly.
There’s something for all the family, even your slightly demented uncle who lives under the stairs and you never talk about…
Available on 12″ now through Kudos Records or on digital download through the usual channels.
“Love the Knut mix – LOVE it!” DJ IQ
“Really interesting; a song that’s quite pop but with a very different approach..nice work! The King Knut mix is really quirky and nice too.” Swell Session, Sweden
“I especially like the Scrimshire remix. That one goes straight in the box for my next tour!” Karsten John, Vinyl Vibes, Germany
Another corker! The Scrimshire mix is fantastic and totally unexpected. Love the original too! 8/10″ Ross Wakefield, Part-Time Heroes
“Stac – Glory (original version)…starts of with a broken beat feeling and after a while it turns to a laidback house anthem, combine that with the truly beautiful harmonies in the vocals and the trumpet and it’s a winner…this one is a winner for sure!” Georgios Paroglou (Palov & Mishkin, Greece)
“King Knut took a run at me and kicked me right in the knuts! (sorry). Like that remix a lot!” Sammy Goulbourne (The Other Side Radio Show, Birmingham)
“Really cool track, with wicked remixes, Scrimshire rmx impressed me and King Knut is so in the future I love it!. Cant wait to hear the forthcoming album from this really talented artist!. Full support as always.” Enrique Domenech (Fusionova021 Records)
“I really like the Scrimshire version of the Stac tune and reckon I’ll definitely be playing that one out.” DJ Griff (Jelly Jazz)
“As usual when you are talking about Wah Wah 45s releases, good remixes and an interesting original version. A full album with this voice must be a glory.” Santiago Tadeo Cervera (www.acidjazzhispano.com, Spain)
“All worth dipping in the tea! Especially the King Knut remix, top stuff, playlisted.” Phil Levene (Eclecticjazz.com)
“Liking the Scrimshire remix of Glory!” DJ Abbo (Starpoint Radio)
“The King Knut remix is my fave one !! Brilliant rework !!!” Markus Miltz (Further In Fusion)
“A mix for everyone on this one. Love the Scrimshire mix and the King Knut is really doing it for me. Great release!” Greg Clifford (Son Of Soul)
“Glory (Original Version) : Love the switch to the 4/4 beats. The track starts out mellow and explodes into a magical piece of great music, Excellent work! full support and will chart this. (10/10)
Glory (Pause Remix) : Nice remix, no support from me though (8/10)
Glory (Scrimshire Remix) : Excellent! I will support this track on a future show. (9/10)
Glory (King Knut Remix) : I like beats in this remix (8/10)”
Radio play from Kev Beadle (Solar Radio), Matthias Desch, The Boogaloo Radio Show, DJ Abbo (Starpoint Radio), DJ Nelito & Menno Jager (Sound Of Swound)