Rima – Let It Go

Artist: Rima
Title: Let It Go feat. Julie Dexter (Titonton & Tejada Remix) / Let It Go feat. Julie Dexter (Dub Mix) / Let It Go feat. Julie Dexter (Rima House Mix)
Cat No: JCR 041-1
Format: 12″

Quotes: 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 . . . →

Koop – Koop Remixes

Artist: Koop
Title: Tonight (Nicola Conte New Jazz Version) / Summer Sun (Carlito Remix) / Waltz For Koop (DJ Patife Remix)
Cat No: JCR 043-1
Format: 12″

Quotes: Already a cult item among the jazz dance underground, their second album is a delight. highly infectious! The Observer / Waltz for Koop’ is something special and unprecedented: a jazz-meets-electronic-dance-music album that actually sounds like jazz. The Independent / Near-perfect! Muzik

Info: Perceiving jazz as rhythm and form rather than the orthodox idea of jazz being merely improvisation, double Award winners, Swedish duo Koop, Magnus Zingmark and Oscar Simonsson, manages to escape the staleness of both, programmed music`s lack of variety and the dead end fixation with clean sound on some contemporary jazz recordings. The original “Tonight” is musically and emotionally dark. Written within fifteen minutes, it´s a classic European jazz tune. Mikael Sundin in the role of the lonesome lover lamenting on his sadness whilst the chord- progressions tune the whole thing bittersweet. Nicola Conte mixed up the track . . . →

Koop – Summer Sun

Artist: Koop
Title: Summer Sun / Tonight / Summer Sun (Carlito Remix)
Cat No: JCR 044-2
Format: CD

Quotes: a wonderful though hopelessly romantic record.  Mixmag / a strong album. bursting with summery energy. Music Week / Modern jazz doesn’t get much better than this. a brilliant debut. DJ Mag

Info: Perceiving jazz as rhythm and form rather than the orthodox idea of jazz being merely improvisation, double Awardwinners, Swedish duo Koop, Magnus Zingmark and Oscar Simonsson, manages to escape the staleness of both, programmed music`s lack of variety and the dead end fixation with clean sound on some contemporary jazz recordings. Cited by legendary radio jazzman Gilles Peterson as one of two songs that really get him happy (the other one was a tune by someone called Stevie Wonder), “Summer Sun” is the brightest, most euphoric thing we´ve heard in years. The origin of angelic vocals : Hijacked from Gothenburg´s Octagon Session, the then 15-year-old Yukimi Nagano was spotted by the Koop-boys at a jazz talent contest . . . →

Rima – This World

Artist: Rima
Title: This World (12” Version) / This World (2000Black Excursion) / This World (Instrumental) / Real Love (Rima Remix)
Cat No: JCR 045-1
Format: 12″

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 . . . →

Rima – This World

Artist: Rima
Title: This World
Cat No: JCR 039-1 / JCR 039-2
Format: 2-LP / CD

Quotes: Domu from West London & Volcov from Italy ….without a doubt, two great tastes that go well together! Urban Landscapes Velanche Stewart / ..awesome and unbelievable great produced. Raveline / Jazzy and spacey. Plastiks  61

Info: JCR’s latest addition to their fine artist pool is Rima who release their highly anticipated debut album, that features contributions from acclaimed artists and vocalists such as Ian O’Brien, Julie Dexter, Mark De Clive-Lowe, Kaidi Tatham, Nicola Kramer amongst others. Rima is a new project held by Domu and Volcov. Domu has been playing out for around 10 years from the age of 14,the styles and venues have been varied. The early years were mostly warehouse parties, which then progressed into playing at legal venues such as The Sanctuary, Milton Keynes, at the height of the Jungle/Drum&Bass era. Moving into producing was inevitable, so as Dj’ing took a back seat for a couple of years . . . →

Jazzanova – Remixed

Artist: Jazzanova
Title: Remixed
Cat No: JCR 040-1 / JCR 040-2
Format: 2-LP / 2-CD

Quotes: …One of the best fusions of all the disparate elements of club music yet. Ben Wilcox in Straight No Chaser / … they light a musical tinderbox  The Face / a very fertile musical world  Time Out New York

Info: Detroit style productions. Anyway, you know the score, so make sure you get hold of this fine bundle. Jazzanova are: Axel Reinemer, Stefan Leisering, Roskow Kretschman, Jürgen v. Knoblauch, Alexander Barck, Claas Brieler

Rima – This World

Artist: Rima
Title: This World (12” Version) / This World (Instrumental) / This World (2000 Black Excursion) / Real Love (Rima Remix)
Cat No: JCR 038-1
Format: 12″

Quotes: Domu from West London & Volcov from Italy ….without a doubt, two great tastes that go well together! Urban Landscapes Velanche Stewart / ..awesome and unbelievable great produced. Raveline / Jazzy and spacey. Plastiks 61

Info: Voila, first single of Rima´s forthcoming debut album by the same name, “This World” softly kicks in. JCR`s latest addition are due to release their first epic 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 others. The “This World” song is part of the album cooperation with Nicola as you have surely been wondering whom this wonderful voice belongs to. Domu who´s been playing out for around 10 years had started out at early warehouse parties at the height of the Jungle/Drum&Bass era. He´d . . . →