Title: Playlist EP
Cat No: JCR 037-1
In connection with the first JCR label compilation on CD (JCR 036), Jazzanova also compiled a 12” with strictly new material.
The Rima track “Forward” is a first taster of the forthcoming album on JCR. Rima are Domu and Volcov, both famous producers in the broken beat, West-London style genre. Volcov also runs the highly rated labels Archive and Neroli Records. The album will feature guest appearances by Ian O’Brien, Mark De Clive-Lowe, Julie Dexter amongst others.
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. A few months ago JCR released Victor’s remix album, that included brilliant remixes by illustrious names such as Masters At Work, Da Lata, Mark Rae, Nuspirit Helsinki and many others.
Press quotes on Victor Davies’ self-entitled album
Mixmag Magazine rates Victor’s music as something “… 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.”
The second track is a cool broken beat meets groovy boogie style mix by the Berlin boys Intega, members of the creative Sonar Kollektiv pool. In 2002 JCR released a remix album of The Underwolves album “Under Your Sky”, which includes mixes by Peshay vs Photek, Spacek, Restless Soul and many others.
Press quotes on The Underwolves’ album “Under Your Sky”
Ministry Magazine: ”Lost leftfield classic finally gets out. …Under Your Sky still sounds fresh and that’s down to the ‚Wolves Ned and Stretch’ timeless songwriting and grooves. …a debut with its eyes on the Mercury prize.“
XLR8R 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.“