Friday night was my official start to the summer. A sweltering London, Pimms on the Queen of Hoxton rooftop and some catch up with a friend was followed by awesome music at The Garage in Highbury and Islington. Scrimshire, above, was performing onstage when I got through the doors. The only correct reaction to hearing his music is to dance. And dance I did all night long.

Scrimshire’s music is summer festival music. So glad I discovered him just as the sun has come out to play. His mix of soul and jazz in a modern way needs to be experienced. Along Came the Devil One Night was released in 2009 and fast forward to now, the beats and rhymes on his new album The Hollow are sick to the core. Check it!

Get Scrimshire’s sounds here.

Scrimshire DJ Set Friday 1 june, Queen of Hoxton (oh yes, he’s an awesome DJ as well!); Scrimshire live Saturday 10 June, The CAMP