Fifteen celebrates the work of Ben Lamdin – the musical maverick behind the Nostalgia 77 guise – with an eclectic compilation of tracks spanning fifteen years of jazz, hip hop, blues, funk, downtempo, soul and psychedelia. Handpicked by Nostalgia 77 and Tru Thoughts, this retrospective showcases the best recordings and remixes from the respected producer, composer, songwriter and guitarist, spanning a range of projects.
Featured on this fantastic anniversary release, are classics like Prince Fatty's "Medicine Chest Dub" and the second to none take of "Seven Nation Army" featuring the phenomenal vocals from the ever-soulful Alice Russell. Also included on the retrospective, the beautiful tripped out hip hop take on "Sleepwalker" from fellow Brightonian producer Ambassadeurs, and a track from Lamdin's country soul project with acclaimed songwriter Jeb Loy Nichols.
"My music making has gone through a few big changes," says Lamdin, reflecting on his extensive body of work, "going from working with lots of samples on the computer to meeting a lot of jazz musicians and starting to record live and with tape machines. Now I feel I'm in a place where on future records I can start to tie all of these strands together in new work that really marries these different crafts."
The double LP is housed in a gatefold sleeve, printed on reverse board, with notes from Ben Lamdin - it also includes a download card with additional tracks.