This week Jon Hillcock travels down to Wimbledon to drink tea and delve into the record shelves belonging to Nicole Mckenzie. Formerly head buyer/manager at one of London’s finest record shops - Sounds of the Universe - Nicole also worked as an A&R/label manager for the iconic Soul Jazz label, and now runs her own label, MIC, and is a music consultant, DJ and programmer.
She has an incredible record collection. And the best laugh.
Along with killer music by the likes of Gloria Ann Taylor, Dog Eat Dog and releases on her MIC label from Sun Palace/Mike Collins and Lord Tusk, there’s all sorts of other stuff, including a heap of vintage dubstep, given that Croydonite Nicole was right there buying in the records in at the start of the mid-noughties movement. Could a scene like that ever happen again?
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