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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Finally! There have been numerous remixes of Jazzanova's work over the last few years, appearing on 12"s, usually in very limited editions; most disappeared as quickly as they arrived. Upside Down, issued by Sonar Kollektiv, has compiled them en masse. It's available either as a single CD or a pair of vinyl LPs. These ten tracks feature the work of some of dance music's finest producers, including Âme, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Atjazz, Ye:Solar, and more. Jazzanova member Alex Barck who offers a fine remix of the group's "Little Bird" with José James on vocals also teams with fellow live member Stefan Ulrich and Alexa Voss as Neve Naive to remix "Lucky Girl," one of two cuts...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Finally! There have been numerous remixes of Jazzanova's work over the last few years, appearing on 12"s, usually in very limited editions; most disappeared as quickly as they arrived. Upside Down, issued by Sonar Kollektiv, has compiled them en masse. It's available either as a single CD or a pair of vinyl LPs. These ten tracks feature the work of some of dance music's finest producers, including Âme, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Atjazz, Ye:Solar, and more. Jazzanova member Alex Barck who offers a fine remix of the group's "Little Bird" with José James on vocals also teams with fellow live member Stefan Ulrich and Alexa Voss as Neve Naive to remix "Lucky Girl," one of two cuts here that feature Paul Randolph's vocals the other is the blissful groover "Let Me Show Ya" done by by Henrik Schwarz. Other standouts include Mr. Scruff's "Boom Clicky Boom Klack," the Midnight Marauders' upside-down techno move on "I Can See" with Ben Westbeech he's kept inside the Ye:Solar's club jazz rework of the same tune. The Soldiers of House stretch "Lie," featuring Thief, into something approaching house-gaze in the first half of the cut. The best number here, however, is Atjazz's "Dance the Dance," with its skittering cymbals and tom-tom loops, flutes and kalimba, piano, muted trumpet, soprano sax and bass. Together they create a spaced-out meld of club jazz syncopation and house -- with some well-placed, gorgeous synth washes in the mix to boot. When the house part of the jam finally kicks in, it's almost as if one is hearing Ronnie Laws' group from the early '80s meeting a Chicago house DJ live. Ultimately, whatever format you choose, Upside Down is a remix comp that is welcome and necessary, not only for Jazzanova fans, but dance music devotees as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/2012
  • Label: Sonar Kollektiv
  • UPC: 821730023226
  • Catalog Number: 232
  • Sales rank: 334,774

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Little Bird - José James (8:27)
  2. 2 Let Me Show Ya - Paul Randolph (7:32)
  3. 3 Glow & Glare (7:18)
  4. 4 I Can See - Ben Westbeech (4:19)
  5. 5 Dance the Dance (8:33)
  6. 6 Lie - Thief (7:07)
  7. 7 Boom Clicky Boom Klack (8:39)
  8. 8 Look What You're Doin' To Me - Phonte (6:40)
  9. 9 I Can See - Ben Westbeech (9:50)
  10. 10 Lucky Girl - Paul Randolph (5:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jazzanova Primary Artist
Doug Hammond Vocals
Stefan Leisering Piano, Glockenspiel
Peter Wraight Flute, Trumpet, Bass Clarinet, Flugelhorn
Ross Hillard Bass
Paul Kleber Acoustic Bass
Kalle Kalima Acoustic Guitar
José James Vocals
Phonte Vocals
Dragan Radosavievich Violin
Dave O'Higgins Soprano Saxophone
Ben Westbeech Vocals
Volodymyr Korobov Violin
Sojung Lee Cello
Rouven Schirmer Cello
Wilson Michaels Background Vocals
Colin Rich Background Vocals
Alexa Voss Vocals
Technical Credits
Doug Hammond Composer
Mr. Scruff Remixing, Additional Production
Stefan Leisering Composer, Programming, String Arrangements, drum programming
Axel Reinemer Engineer
Âme Additional Production
Jazzanova Producer
Bo Kondren Mastering
Martin Iveson Remixing
Peter Wraight Engineer
Claas Brieler Composer
Shaun Escoffery Composer
Paul Randolph Composer
Jutojo Artwork
Henrik Schwarz Remixing, Additional Production
Kristian Beyer Additional Production
José James Composer
Phonte Composer
Ben Westbeech Composer
Motor City Drum Ensemble Remixing, Additional Production
Sascha Gottschalk Composer
Ye:solar Remixing, Additional Production
P. Coleman Composer
Alex Barck Composer, Remixing, Additional Production
Ross Telford Remixing, Additional Production
Lebogang Nkwana Remixing, Additional Production
Frank Wiedermann Additional Production
Eren Solak Additional Production
Ali Herron Remixing, Additional Production
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