Full Flava


Full Flava is a project conceived by UK producer/songwriter/musician Rob Derbyshire, who was for many years the musical director and keyboard player for legendary Motown artist Edwin Starr. The first Full Flava album “Chinese Whispers” was released in 2000, and it has been followed by three further albums – “Colour Of My Soul”, “Music Is Our Way of Life” and “Sweetest Flava”. Music Is Our Way of Life The success of Full Flava has been in their global appeal. Working with a stellar collection of US and UK female vocalists – including CeCe Peniston, Carleen Anderson, Chantay Savage, Donna Gardier, Incognito’s Joy Rose and ex-Simply Red vocalist Dee Johnson – and working in styles ranging from Latin to disco to soulful house and soul-jazz, they have steadily built a global following across all European countries, the US, Japan, Australia and Latin America. Over the past two years Full Flava have released a series of remixes of favourites from their 20-year history, many of them by some of the world’s leading remixers, as well as new mixes by Rob himself. Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me Betcha Wouldn’t Hurt Me – feat. Donna Gardier (Flava 2.0 Mix) September – feat. Chantay Savage (Sunlight Square Mix/21 st September Remix) Make It Right – feat Donna Odain (Incognito Remix) The Glow of Love – feat Donna Gardier (Rob Hardt Remix) Too Much Too Late – feat Dee Johnson (Nigel Lowis Philly Mix) Stories – feat Carleen Anderson (Blue Lab Beats Remix) Was That All It Was – feat Carleen Anderson (Micky More & Andy Tee Remix) You Are The Universe – feat CeCe Peniston (Michele Chiavarini Remix) Love X Love – feat Izzy Chase (Incognito Remix) Bad Habit – feat Kelli Sae (Gil Cang Remix) September Many of these songs were first released in the disco era, like September, The Glow of Love and Was That All It Was. You Are The Universe was first recorded by the Brand New Heavies in the Nineties. Others, like Stories and Make It Right - original songs co-written by Rob and first released by Full Flava - have grown over the years into firm favourites of their worldwide fans. The remix versions of these songs are included on the album “Refreshed”, which also includes the newly recorded single Get Down Saturday Night, a remake of the Oliver Cheatham R&B/club hit from back in the day, which features Chicago vocalist Chantay Savage. Other new remixes include Nature Boy, with vocals by Hazel Fernandes, a member of Jamiroquai.