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4 Hero

Ben Thompson, Seven Years Of Plenty, 1998

IT’S A humid, late-summer day in 1997. In a ramshackle northwest London recording studio, a soft breeze kisses the skin: not some cooling breath of suburban air, but a magical vibration that swirls and eddies round the room until the walls start to pulse. It's the sound of 4 Hero's ‘Loveless’: the undisputed highlight of Talkin Loud's excellent 21st Century Soul compilation, now standing on its own as the lead track on the pioneering breakbeat duo's first EP for the label.

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