On this, the prequel to the most romantic of days, we’ve managed to secure Sheffield (vinyl only) beatmaster Benny Maths, and tie him down to an exclusive mix. as we all arrive back from hushed visits to clothes/cards/tat emporiums, or Asda, so we need that perfect soundtrack for the given outcome of the day, whether that be a date, the cementing of a relationship, or the first blossoming of one. Its seems that Benny Maths, self-proclaimed rascal, rotter and reprobate is the man to (quite literally) put love in the air, and after listening to the mix he’s produced, we are not going to argue. Quite the opposite, we’ve been charmed, swept of our musical feet, you might say.

Or, as he puts it “As Valentine’s Day approaches, our minds tend to drift towards the topic of love. Yet, as most of us know, despite the card manufacturers insisting this is a day of joy and celebration, it’s more complicated than that. For as much happiness as those four little letters bring, they also encompass a darker side filled with grief and woe.”

In laymans language, that means telling the story of a relationship through the track titles and the songs themselves, taking the listener from the initial rushes of emotion, through tempestuous uncertainties and out the other side in a whirl of funk, indie, disco and hip-hop.

Makes my card and flowers seems a bit inadequate.

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