Life would be pretty dull without Jazz (wouldn’t it!). You can listen to its influence everywhere from Hip-Hop to House but if you would like to hear the sounds of this fine label formed in 1976 then here you go. London DJ Kev Beadle has been charged with assembling this first-rate collection of the imprints finer moments which features fine, exhilarating instrumentals such as Terumasa Hino’s ‘Send Me Your Feelings’ alongside the up-tempo Latin soulfulness of Helen Merrill ‘Vera Cruz’. Formed by MMO Music Group founder Irv Kratka with producer Eric Kriss, Inner City Records existed for just over a decade and with songs of the standard of Judy Roberts’ ‘Never Was Love’ this arrives just in time for the hot summer evenings ahead.

5 out of 5

Reviewed by Greg Fenton