Jus Wan – Who Got The Beats Podcast 02
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Atjazz “For Real [Version Remix]” (Sonar Kollektiv/Innervisions)
Kickin things off this time around is a deep number from Atjazz. On the For Real EP, Iveson takes us down two paths, one leading to Chicago in the early nineties and the other to a ship headed for deep space. I chose the spacier option which is a remix by Version (Atjazz & Charles Webster). The only word that comes to mind is awesome.
Simbad “Soul Fever [Remix]” (Raw Fusion)
Up next is an uptempo remix of the lovely summer jam entitled “Soul Fever”, done by Simbad himself. With nutty synths, crazy freakazoid bass and a crackin beat, this one just won’t leave my head, and I’m plenty happy about it.
Domu “Tell Me Something [Dark Dub]” (OOO)
For the last half a year, I’ve been hearing about this digital-only label Domu and Shifty have been hard at work setting up. After years of settling for less than what they hoped for, they figured this new approach might yield better results. If the first two releases are the standard for whats to come, then I couldn’t be more excited. Absolutely top notch work from Domu, Yotoko, Soza, And DJ Marin with Nikola Kramer. And the artwork is simply brilliant. The choice tune for me is the Dark Dub of “Tell Me Something”. When Domu goes for the darkside, run fi’ cover cause the bass is about to drop…
Innerdaze “Supa7″ (2000 Black)
Blending nicely into Domu’s scorching beats is a jazzier number from Innerdaze which is Kaidi Tatham and Matt Lord of Bugz In The Attic. This is the third 12″ on the Good Good 3 compilation which is to release on cd with added tracks very soon. Kaidi and Matt come with a beautiful instrumental that just grooves along niceley, propelled by smoothed out rhodes chords and a classic growly synth bass. The beat is cutting edge and the keyboard work is amazing as it always is when Kaidi does it. Nicely done!
Icasol “Givin It Up [Dub Version]” (Pulver)
Hailing from South Africa, Icasol comes with the hotness on his first 12″ for Pulver Records out of Germany. Capitol A lends vocal duties for the main version and this dubbier mix which layers vocal snippets over the same bumpin beat and warm synths. This is nice summer groover with a unique touch. Looking forward to more from Icasol.
Sonar Circle “Cabana” (OOO)
Wrapping things up is the brilliant slice of technoid jazz funk from Soza who was part of the Sonar Circle moniker with Domu back in the days of Reinforced Records. This is on release 002 from the new web label OOO helmed by Domu and Shifty. Chunky, growly and smooth at the same time with some wicked drum programming, an outstanding production proving that the R truly was a proving ground for some of the UK’s finest production talent. Very much looking forward to more from this outfit!