Ahh The Style Council, that golden yet much maligned period in Paul Weller’s career after the dissolution of The Jam and before the NME crowned him as the preposterous modfather of turgid Brit Rock.
If you’ve grown up with Weller V.3 it’s hard to associate him with sparkling white boy soul and proto house, but throughout the 80s the boy from Woking was right in the mix.
As such he’s often found favour with those who like to slice and dice past glories and following on from Drop Out Orchestra’s brilliant take on ‘Promised Land‘, Retrospective label bosses Ruben & Ra take time out from steering their increasingly on point label to carefully nudge ‘It Didn’t Matter’ in the direction of today’s dancefloors.
They’ve put their version up on their Soundcloud, where it’s now available as a Free Download, and where if you have a nose around you’ll also find the label’s latest EP the acclaimed ‘Kalimba Tune’ by Ajello.
RETRO010 – Ajello – Kalimba Tune E.P.