Jazztronik - The Remixes Part 1/2 (12” Doublepack)
- par : Jon Freer
An array of talented music doctors has come to the Especial table to dissect tracks from Ryota Nozaki’s colourful back catalogue. Part 1 features revisions from the likes of DJ Spinna, Sleepwalker and Recloose, but it’s a spiritual master living in Santorini and a fellow Japanese broken don who come up with the best remixes. Impassioned vocals, dynamic synth flourishes and techy beats colour Osunlade’s ‘Yoruba Soul Mix’ of "Dentro Mi Alma". Yukihiro Fukutomi adds extra percussive layers on his version of the enthralling "Samurai", as that wondrous piano hypnotises the listener once more. For the second remix instalment, talented beat constructors such as Domu, 2000 Black, Phil Asher, Needs and Reel People revisit Jazztronik’s pointed productions. Crazy Tokyo Jazz outfit Soil and Pimp Sessions have come up with a magnificently brutal reworking of "Cannibal Rock", which takes strength from its sax operatics and infectious percussion. DJ Mitsu The Beats brings us another highlight in the shape of his broken soul revision of "Listen To Your Love", where the vocals slide over gelatinous keys and coarse drums.