Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Elizabeth Troy: Sampler (Talkin' Loud, 200x)

First featured on my Best of Street Beats playlist with the funky “Headstrong”, Elizabeth Troy is a versatile vocalist who was able to effortlessly glide between jungle music, UK street soul and UK Garage with ease. When the latter was all the rage in the early 2000s, she was the voice behind MJ Cole’s hits “Crazy Love” & “Sincere” before embarking on her own solo project with the release of “Minus 10 Degrees” in 2001. Her album was to be produced by Cole, Ed Case, Roni Size and other big names but sadly never saw the light of day outside of a few white label 12"s. This was possibly due to the label Talkin' Loud's association with the Mercury record label which at the time was in dour financial trouble. Such a shame, as UK Garage was fast beginning to lose the rawness which made it great in favor of a more radio-friendly pop sound popularized by acts such as Mis-Teeq and The True Steppers. 

Past Love    4:19
Keep Your Sorries    4:56
Minus Ten Degrees    4:07
Suppressing It    3:40
Black Lisa    5:12
Hold On Tighter    3:18