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Now There Is We feat. Paul Randolph (The Japanese Remixes)

by Jazzanova

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  • 12inch Vinyl - Limited Japan Edition
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    A – Now There Is We feat. Paul Randolph (Kuniyuki Percussion Remix)
    B1 – Now There Is We feat. Paul Randolph (Mano Arriba Remix)
    B2 – Now There Is We feat. Paul Randolph (Yosuke Remix)
    B3 – Now There Is We feat. Paul Randolph (Metome Remix)

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Since its foundation in 1997 Jazzanova always had a big following in Japan. And the intercultural exchange with the Japanese DJ scene has been brisk ever since. However, now for the very first time a remix 12inch jam-packed with works by artists from the land of the rising sun.

In collaboration with Especial Records (Kyoto Massive member Yoshihiro Okino's label) four remixes for “Now There Is We”, Jazzanova's last single, had been commissioned.

Starting things off is Kuniyuki Takahashi, producer and sound designer from Sapporo. The Future Jazz apostle bends and breaks „Now There Is We“ until he puts down an impelling jazz piano accompanied track which would even bring tears to the late Frankie Knuckle's eyes.

A completely different approach is applied by Mano Arriba (Spanish for „Hands up!“): Under his direction the song mutates to become a carnival-compliant salsa rhythm. Absolutely striking!
Funk DJ and beat digger Yosuke Tominaga on the other hand, shovels tons of dirt into the mix and adds a strumming electric guitar to the newly programmed beat. And all of a sudden Jazzanova sounds like The Roots.
The fourth and last remix broadens the musical spectrum by another genre. Takahiro Uchibori, aka Metome, from Kansai is a contemporary broken beats deputy and is a true master of breaking down a rhythm to such an extent where it becomes an alienated cipher. A track that doesn't fit anywhere, but works everywhere.

Four remixes by four authors coming from four different genres but one country: You couldn't present the diversity of Japan's current dance scene more vivid. The four remixes also show in a wonderful way what an outstanding track “No There Is We” is and what's all hidden in it. A real surprise egg.


released October 16, 2014

Product management by Oliver Glage.
Mastered by Calyx Mastering, Berlin.
(P) & (C) 2014 Sonar Kollektiv | Especial Records. SKESP001/elektrish. LC01200. GEMA. Made in the EU. All rights reserved. | |


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Jazzanova Berlin, Germany

Jazzanova is many things to many different people. For more than fifteen years the eclectic collective from Berlin has been busy producing, composing, arranging, remixing, DJing and generally shaping our musical world – in the clubs, on the air, in the studio, live on stage, and with their label Sonar Kollektiv.
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