Bô'vel

Check 4 U
Bô'vel
Check 4 U

Sublime, highly sought-after (some c**t on Discogs has it listed for £2k) UK street-soul banger from '96 reissued on Be With, backed with a new and irresistible garage mix from Metrodome.) 'Check 4 U''s sultry, poppy, slo-mo and above all soundsystem-bombing Manc blooz sits nicely alongside the very best of Smith & Mighty, Soul II Soul, Martine Girault, and the kind of stuff Kevin Pearce eulogises in his monumental A Cracked Jewel Case. A summer record if ever there was one.

The version which appears here was one of three mixes that occupied the B-side of Bô'vel's self-released 'Coming Back' promo 12". I have no idea who Metrodome is/are, not sure I want to, but their contemporary (in name only) re-rub on the flip channels the sound and sashay of vintage UKG with disconcerting accuracy - there's literally nothing about this production to suggest it was made post-2000, and that's a compliment.

 

  

 

£13.99

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