Quotes: Koop, Finest Modal Jazz 2001. Groove
Info: Cited by legendary radio jazzman Gilles Peterson as one of the two songs that really make him happy (the other was a tune by someone called Stevie Wonder), “Summer Sun” is the brightest, most euphoric thing we’ve heard in years. The vocal is a story in itself. Hijacked from Gothenburg’s Octagon Session, the then 15-year-old Yukimi Nagano was spotted by the Koop-boys at a jazz talent contest where, while rows of 5-stringed bass-broilers did their university fusion-thing, some real raw emotion suddenly bursted from the stage. Koop eventually enlisted Yukimi for the album, which will be out soon on JCR. Markus Enochson produced the „Summer Sun“ remix. He recently released a highly acclaimed 12” called “Don’t Walk Away” on Sweden’s SVEK Records. His remix of “Summer Sun” is a wonderful house track. Aimed for the dancefloor, he gave his version more power and drive while still keeping the spirit of the original alive. On side B Mr Richard Dorfmeister and the Madrid De Los Austrias boys give their treatment to the track “Relaxin’ At Club F****n”. Their mix is an upbeat version with straight, clean beats and moody sounds, all laced by a superb bassline. Nice one !! Dorfmeister’s partners Madrid De Los Austria consist of DJ Heinz Tronigger aka Don Zanuste and the sound wizard Michael Kreiner aka Pogo. They recently released their second 12”, a four tracker called “Sport EP” on their own label Sunshine Enterprises. The Koop album “Waltz For Koop” will be out on JCR soon.