ABOUT FIRST WORD RECORDS :
First Word Records was born in 2003 as a collaboration between Aly Gillani (at that time a club promoter) and deejay Andy H. As the year came to an end a group of musicians, deejays, designers, emcees and producers had come together to cook up the fresh new sound of "Two Syllables", FW's debut compilation that was released in April 2004, preceded by a split 12" from Homecut Directive (ft Corinne Bailey Rae) and Tommy Evans. Since then, the label has grown to house numerous artists, including Children Of Zeus, Tawiah, Kaidi Tatham, Allysha Joy, Eric Lau, Darkhouse Family, Tall Black Guy, Souleance and Quiet Dawn. This is music that's equally at home in the clubs as it is leaking out of your late-night headphones. Like Duke Ellington said - "If it sounds good, it is good".
Aly Gillani (DJ Gilla), Peckham, September 2015