Upside Down

Upside Down

by Jazzanova
     
 

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 tracksSee more details below

Overview

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:
01/24/2012
Label:
Sonar Kollektiv
UPC:
0821730023226
catalogNumber:
232
Rank:
318238

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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
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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