Quotes: … they light a musical tinderbox The Face / the speed jazz kings! Jockey Slut
Info: Jazzanova are a Berlin based producer collective consisting of the Jazzanova DJ-team (Jürgen von Knoblauch, Alexander Barck, and Claas Brieler), the producers of Extended Spirit (Stefan Leisering and Axel Reinemer), and Kosma (Roskoe Kretschmann). Jazzanova had discovered their sonic brotherhood DJing at Berlin’s Delicious Doughnuts Club and hooked up as a team back in 1995. To Jazzanova, music means the search for a common language of international club music, to take in influences from all different cultures and musical styles, to fuse these styles together and get the audience involved in the whole musical spectrum of that fusion. Their love for deep jazz and modern beats has led their music to become a somewhat stunning amalgamation of retro and new sounds that echoes almost all musical styles from HipHop or Afrofunk to Drum & Bass, Boogie, Brazil, Latin, and Soul. Always reacting directly to new and fresh influences, Jazzanova have developed a percussion-oriented, sophisticated, clean and warm broken-beat-style that is constantly changing in form and allows no pigeon-holing. It’s just simply jazzanova! Ever since Gilles Peterson played their first track, “Fedime’s Flight” on his radio show in 1997, Jazzanova have been asked to produce remixes for many of their idols, acts like U.F.O., 4Hero, Incognito, and Azymuth.