Veering off-road from his much lauded sound typified on his debut breakout album La Sombra, Chip Wickham lets his hair hang and blow in the wind with his sure-fire, funk fuelled, floor-filler ‘The Beatnik’. Wah-wah guitar licks, an uptempo breakbeat and his signature transverse flute give the tune an impetuous feel – the perfect soundtrack for a high-speed car chase or a sweaty soul-jazz-funk basement club.
On the flip, ‘Rebel No.23’ is a return to the '70s inspired jazz grooves of his debut album and indeed a taste of what’s to come on his much anticipated follow up record, slated for release in spring 2018.
‘The Beatnik / Rebel No.23’ is a limited release on 7-inch vinyl only (not even on digital!).
DJ support from Craig Charles, Gilles Peterson, Lefto, Eddie Pillar, Tim Love Lee, Dom Servini