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For almost a decade and a half Wah Wah 45s have been releasing music with a soulful feel, regardless of sub-genre, many of which have no doubt ended up as staples of your local underground dance floor on a Saturday night. That’s right, Wah Wah don’t just do acoustic soul, brass band funk, dub reggae and foot friendly jazz, we’ve been dipping our toes in the world of four-to-the-floor for sometime and frankly we thought it was about time we shouted from the rooftops about it!

“Wah Friends Electric” covers the club friendly end of the Wah Wah back catalogue, from early latin-tinged tracks from PTH Projects and Max Cole, as well as a disco nugget from Jamie Finlay, to more recent house outings from Stac, Scrimshire and Part-Time Heroes. Add to that a heavy dose of bass worrying input from Paper Tiger, and a selction of remixes from some of the UK’s finest, including Ashley Beedle, Throwing Snow, Quantic and Hint, as well as US dons like DJ Spinna and Captain Planet, and you’ve got one serious document of dance music from the Wah Wah vaults.


“I bet you hear some of THESE in Miami. TASTEFULLY chosen.” Mike Stukes  (Mystic Vybes,  WHCR 90.3 FM NYC, USA)

“Home run. An epic selection.” Diesler (Tru Thoughts / Freestyle / Record Kicks)

“Great! Some of the regular radio Oxigenio 102.6 fm playlist are here, and lots more to get in pretty soon.” Tiago Santos (Radio Oxigenio, Portugal)

“Wooooooh. All my faves in one package. Those Ashley Beedle, Domu and Quantic mixes take the cake. Big time support in coming weeks, thanks!” Jason Pulaski (KUCI FM / Ubiquity, USA)

“Yes! A step into the future! The Jamie Finlay tune, plus remixes from Hint, Scrimshire, Domu, Ashley Beedle and DJ Spinna touch a high quality level of creativity!” Cesare Cera AKA Black Mighty Wax (Irma, Italy)

“Warm guys, very warm Jamie Finlay thru max Cole, PTH, Ashley Thomas, Scrimshire – yep, this has my ears’ attention. Great compilation – will feature tracks on the show over the coming weeks. DJ Abbo (Starpointradio, UK)

“Oooh, quite a trip down memory lane for us Wah Wah aficionados!” Chris Knight / Astroboy (Astrojazz, Edinburgh)

“An awesome track selection, really recommendable – and as a matter of course I will feature this release on Radio Z 95.8 Nuremberg/Germany.” Sven Thomschke / ‘Dr.Best’ (Radio Z, Germany)

“It’s very nice. I like the Throwing Snow one best. Yes” DJ Gilla (First Word, UK)

“Loving this album, wicked line up of artists and remixers,chocked full of dancefloor smashers.  Really like the Domu – Alice Russell remix along with the Fulgeance remix of Paper Tiger/ Foreign Beggers, seems they can spit over any genre. Somni Shuffle is a wicked tune too as well as the Quantic Rosie Brown remix, will be giving them all a play on sunday mornings, 4/5 keep up the good work!” Big Red (Kane FM, UK)

“So refreshing to hear these sounds coming through. This will be receiving airplay on our online community station Reading4u

It has that feeling of being on a bridge. I mean that the soulful elements of bygone days are combined with an electric energy of the modern times.” Willy Scruff (Reading4u, UK)

“Essential must have selection !!! Markus Milz (Further In Fusion, Germany)

“Bloody awesome music here – will be playing lots of these on my future shows-some hidden gems! Will be supporting for sure!” Raj Selli (Solar Radio, UK)

“Wicked Comp. I have many of these tracks but loads on there i haven’t heard before. Very strong. Go on Wah Wah!!” Mickey Duke (Mile wide smile club, Brighton UK)

“I’m only two tracks in and already I can tell this is going to be my favourite compilation of recent times. Bravo to all involved!” DJ James Glendinning (UK)

“Cool compilation. Will def be playing the Scrimshire, Beedle & Somni Shuffle.” DJ John Cush (UK)

“Wah Friends Electric captures the best remixes from the WAH WAH 45 label and I’m excited about this compilation release. Having lots of DJ and dance floor friendly tracks this is sure to get you moving. In true WAH WAH style the compilation is varied genre wise which keeps things fresh and interesting especially with all the chunky beats, slick guitar licks, pounding percussion smooth vocals and a great energy from the remixes of the tracks. I’ll be supporting some of these on my show. Thanks for the release.” DJ Nelito (Ireland)

“OOF. Thank you very much. That Stac Hint Remix is the one for me!” DJ Nick Armitage (UK)

Radio support from Huey Morgan (BBC Radio 6Music); Josef Sedlon (Radio 1, Czech); Mans Stromberg (Radio Helsinki, Finland); Sven Thomschke / ‘Dr.Best’ (Radio Z, Germany); Dave Bassin (Freefall Radio, USA); Jason Pulaski (KUCI FM, USA); Robert Lochmann, Jazzmadass Radio (Germany)