Playlist

Artist: V.A.
Title: Playlist
Cat No: JCR 036-2
Format: CD

Quotes: All ten tracks are worth immediate investigation, and one must hope for more archive explorations from the Jazzanova crew in the near future. Full marks. SNC Magazine / these are found treasures – the dedicated jazz-heads will lap it up, but the variety of grooves and moods will appeal to all with an ear for quality. Addictive. The Wire Magazine

Info: After the big Jazzanova artist year in 2002, which saw the release of their debut album amongst several remix 12inches, it’s time to round up their A&R work and so Jazzanova put together a ‘best of’ album of wisely selected Jazzanova-Compost-Records goodies. Listening to these 15 tracks you will certainly understand why JCR is one of the highest rated labels in the dance business. JCR isn’t the label that seeks for the big artist pool. Every artist for this label is very well chosen and in most cases a long-time friendship exists. So this is the . . . →

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Playlist EP

Artist: V.A.
Title: Playlist EP
Cat No: JCR 037-1
Format: 12″

Quotes: very cool and jazzy and trendy as f**k”, while Relix Magazine writes: “Davies’ songs are personal, eloquent statements of love and life. They recall the sound of Terry Callier, early Lenny Kravitz, even Steely Dan, all with a pinch of Latin. Mixmag Magazine / By mixing up live instruments, great vocal performances and Eastern exoticism with their on-point programming techniques, this album has everything it needs to be a modern classic. XLR8R Magazine

Info: In connection with the first JCR label compilation on CD (JCR 036), Jazzanova also compiled a 12” with strictly new material. On Side B are two yet unreleased mixes. The first one is by the British Nu House champs Faze Action who come across with a new interpretation of the Victor Davies track “Better Place”. Whilst keeping the soul and spirit of the original, Faze Action added the right beats and pieces to make this one a serious dancefloor tool. . . . →

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Jazzanova – No Use

Artist: Jazzanova
Title: No Use / No Use (Instrumental) / No Use (Accapella) / That Night (Vikter Duplaix Remix)
Cat No: JCR 027-2
Format: CD

Quotes: Simply superb. Blues & Soul / it really has to be heard to be believed….a soul-shaking reminder of just how relevant jazz can be. Ministry / full of the grooves you’d expect. Future Music / Berlin’s finest understand the need to touch your heart as well as move your head. A journey, I think they call it. Seven / Jazzanova are the heart of a new European sensibility in dance beats. The Face

Info: Ok, let’s kick off with some brief information on Jazzanova: Their superb debut album „In Between“ was in the official German Media Control Charts for 4 weeks, on number 63. Besides that the album also climbed up in several European charts, as for example in Austria and Belgium. However the music collective from Berlin is already very popular for a long time: Remix works for such well-known acts . . . →

Victor Davies – Remixes

Artist: Victor Davies
Title: Remixes
Cat No: JCR 031-1 / JCR 031-2
Format: 2-LP / CD / Download

Quotes: warm, colorful patches of soul and samba…XLR8R / ..the individual tracks are quality…Breakin´ Point

Info: Only the crème de la crème remixers were engaged to produce new versions of Victor Davies tracks, taken from his debut album “Victor Davies”, which came out in 2001 on JCR. These mixes take Victor Davies’ wonderful songwriter music directly to the dance clubs of this world and once again demonstrate his creative potential.

Victor Davies – Runaway Train / Lady Luck

Artist: Victor Davies
Title: Runaway Train (Wahoo Remix Vocal) / Runaway Train (Wahoo Remix Dub) / Lady Luck (Misa Negra Remix)
Cat No: JCR 035-1
Format: 12″

Quotes: Davies’ charisma falls between Al Jarreau and Jon Lucien. Marcia Carr / On a sweltering summer day the Latin percussion and consummate guitar work would have even the most grim northerner admitting a passing association with someone from ‘down south’… Update Magazine / ..an exquisite slice of summery acoustic soul…’Lady Luck’ confirms Victor Davies as a true talent. Echoes Magazine

Info: Quality! Here comes a great set of remixes as a unique taster of the Victor Davies “Remixes” album. Attention all tracks here are not on the LP-version of the album and the Wahoo Dub mix is exclusive to this release. “Runaway Train” Wahoo Mix Vocal & Dub: Wahoo aka Dixon and George Levin from the Sonar Kollektiv imprint Recreation, Berlin, once again demonstrate that they are one of the best soulful house remixers. After their great job for Jazzanova’s track . . . →

Jazzanova – Days To Come

Artist: Jazzanova
Title: Days To Come (Ayro Remix) / Days To Come (Ian O’ Brien Remix)
Cat No: JCR 032-1
Format: 12″

Quotes: full of the grooves you’d expect. Future Music / Berlin’s finest understand the need to touch your heart as well as move your head. A journey, I think they call it. Seven / the production is immaculate, the vibe is fresh and the next track is always unexpected. Inspired. Jockey Slut

Info: 1. „Days To Come“ Ayro Remix: Here comes the artist who impressed us the most in the last year. Please welcome Ayro. This simply unbelievable remix, a full on Detroit home cellar production really impressed us. Can you believe that he even added his own vocals. Besides that he gave us 8 mixes and we had big problems to figure out which one was the best.

2. “Days To Come” Ian O‘Brien Remix: Well, we have always admired the work of Ian O’Brien. At last we had the appropriate track for him to . . . →

Jazzanova – Soon Remixes Part Two

Artist: Jazzanova
Title: Soon (P Smoovah Mix) / Soon (Instrumental) / Soon (Domu Ill Dub)
Cat No: JCR 033-1
Format: 12″

Quotes: full of the grooves you’d expect. Future Music / Berlin’s finest understand the need to touch your heart as well as move your head. A journey, I think they call it. Seven / the production is immaculate, the vibe is fresh and the next track is always unexpected. Inspired. Jockey Slut

Info: „Soon“ P Smoovah Remix: So who is P-smoovah. You may ask. He’s one of Jazzy Jeff’s homies. Jeff let him have a go on Jazzanova track „Soon“ with beautiful results. He created a very deep interpretation of the Jazzanova track staying on the jazzy side of things. Instrumental: This is the instrumental verison of the original. „Soon“ Domu ill dub: Well this is where you can listen to this opus without being strangely touched by Vikter Duplaix sexy vocals.

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