London production hero and DJ Simbad (aka SMBD) joins forces with BBE Music for retrospective album Collections Vol.1. Despite having produced a stellar series of remixes for the label over the years, Collections Vol.1 is Simbad’s debut on BBE as an artist, so he’s brought a few friends along for the ride. The album features guest vocals from Lulu James, LaAerial, Steelo, Entek, Byron The Aquarius, Rae Rae, Claudia Smith and Miryam Solomon, all deftly framed by Simbad’s distinctive, warm, jazz-infused production. Although a constant traveller, Simbad’s affinity with the UK, and in particular London, has placed him at the centre of the city’s music scene for many years now; with influences and inspirations flowing in both directions between him and his adopted hometown.
Previously unreleased productions from UK music hero Simbad Album features Lulu James, Byron The Aquarius and Steelo among others. Simbad is Gilles Peterson's production mentor and has previously worked with Seun Kuti, Roots Manuva and Seu Jorge.