Quotes: So, plenty of Brazilian vibes, electro funk, ambient washes and deep vocals – a very welcome excursion off the beaten track. Straight No Chaser / Rima´s debut is one album to look out for this month as it offers some real gems… Blues&Soul / An album of broad influence and ambitious diversity. Jockey Slut
Info: It’s not your fault. It’s probably a misunderstanding. I understand. It’ll be all right. Give it some time. It’ll come back. It’s just the way things work. It’s gonna work out just fine. Maybe it’s better this way. It will happen. Yes, it will happen. It’s all good. Just Let It Go. Let It Go.
Cross my heart, Rima’s second single “Let It Go” of their debut album “This World” is one of the friendliest, encouraging and most infectious grooves that have been spinning the decks during the last months! According to Domu, who produced and wrote parts of the song, “…this is a track for the dancefloor, an overall rounded contribution from Volcov, Julie and myself…Ms. Dexter’s performance giving the smooth production the edge it needed to become one of the album’s high points!” And he’s right, Julie Dexter’s voice gliding in shape of a beautifully jazzed-up vocal-lick over the melodic but discrete instrumental is just what the track needed! Musically the “Let It Go” Titonton & Tejada Rmx comes across in a powerful but peaceful mood combining strong, grooving beats with minimalistic, electronic harmonies. The Dub Mix seems to be more patient, with Julie gently reminding us not to look back by singing that it’s “…time to move on”. The listener finds himself agreeing, wordlessly accepting her instructions by curiously comforting himself in Julie’s sweet, oh so sweet lullaby. The B-side contains a 4/4 Rima House Rmx with a solid, steady bassdrum underlaid by the original’s melody. This combination will definitely make your heart pound against the inside of your chest in a rib-breaking manner! Rima is a new project held by Domu and Volcov. Domu who´s been rockin’ steady for around 10 years started out at early warehouse parties at the height of the Jungle/Drum&Bass era. He´d been at Reinforced Records in the mid 90`s releasing early tunes known as “Static Imprints”, renamed into “Sonar Circle”. Later he took great interest in the world of Jazz-Funk and Fusion and has ever since remixed notorious artists such as 4Hero, Jazzanova, Koop, Viktor Duplaix, King Britt or Sequel. Italian Volcov started djing in the late 80`s, evolving from Hip Hop to House to Detroit Techno. He first formed Italian Drum&Bass label Sonica and in 1998 Archive Label, a favourite among eclectic Djs worldwide, whereas 2001 has seen the birth of Neroli Productions. Enrico uses the synonym Isoul8 for housey projects and when cooperating with Paradox for Archive. He´s been remixing SK Radicals, Modaji, Big Bang and many others. Domu and Volcov met through Reinforced connections and have been jamming together ever since. As “Rima” they have released their first album “This World” in sunny May this year featuring contributions from high-acclaimed artists and vocalists such as Ian O`Brien, Julie Dexter, Mark De Clive-Lowe, Kaidi Tatham and Nicola Kramer among many others.
Delta, one of Europe’s pioneering graffiti artists, designed the complete artwork (2×12”. album and picture disc). Delta is famous for his self-developed complex and three-dimensional style. He already worked on many highly acclaimed projects as he contributed work for expos in Tokyo and Eindhoven as well as for several companies, fashion shops and clubs. Delta is also one third of design group DEFUMO (www.defumo.org) aka Delta, Futura and Mode2. New York’s Futura is probably the most famous graphic designer coming from a graffiti background To name a few of his works, he did several artworks for Mo Wax, especially the artwork for the UNKLE album brought him wide recognition, and in the last year he designed a clothing range in corporation with Levis Japan. Mode2 already worked with Jean-Baptiste Mondino, one of the leading photographers of the last 20 years, and defined his own niche in and outside of the Hip Hop community.