Jazzanova Remixed Review

Remix. Released 2003.  

BBC Review

For the first time every remix they have had commissioned, plus a few exclusives, are...

Lewis Dene 2003

Jazzanova, the Berlin-based production unit, have been working together since the mid-90s. And, to the six that make up the multi-faceted team, music represents their search for a common language of cultures and lifestyles.

Ever since Gilles Peterson aired their first track, "Fedimes Flight", back 1997, Jazzanova have risen through the ranks to become a cult collective representing all that is cool, credible and sophisticated in the modern world of broken-beat and deep jazzy-house. Little wonder, then, that since their inception they've remixed a plethora of artists that typify the epitome of cool UFO, 4Hero, Incognito and Azymuth to name just four.

Jazzanova Remixed draws together for the first time every remix they've had commissioned (plus a few exclusives); an impress 23-tracks spread over two CDs and housed in a beautifully designed digi-pack.

Whether it's Bugz In The Attic jazz-fusion mix of "Mwela, Mwela (Here I Am)", Wahoo tweaking the Vikter Dupleix sung house mix of "That Night" or Jazzy Jeff adding hip-hop beats behind the soulful chords of "Soon", this set covers all bases. From the deep 'n' jazzy to the mellow and downbeat, with electronica represented by Stereolab and Dr. Rockit, and Moonstarr, Ayro and Ian O'Brien showing their darker Detroit sides.

Jazzanova's love for deep jazz and modern beats has led their music to become a blueprint amalgamation of new and old that echoes almost all musical influences. Quite simply its Jazzanova!

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