April 15, 2012

V4YS Album Review - Jazzanova - Funkhaus Studio Sessions with Band & Paul Randolph (Sonar Kollektiv)

Well-known producers & DJs, members of Berlin-based Jazzanova crew have consistently been spreading great sounds around  for the last 15 years whether through the many splendid releases of Sonar Kollektiv (their own outfit that has become one of the best european independent label) or through their live acts and brillant radio shows (Kaleidoscop & Jazzanova Radio Show).

Following a mostly electro career, their 2008 (must-have) soul/groove/dub album Of All The Things opened the door to live instruments and was subsequently followed by an outstanding "full band" live tour that saw them travel the world for almost three years.

Pushing forward in this new musical direction, Jazzanova producers Axel Reinemer & Stefan Leisering decided to record a live studio sessions as a proper legacy of the recent tour.
Featuring the same live band and singer Paul Randolph, these Funkhaus Studio Sessions deliver their fair share of infectious drumlines, groovy basslines, funky guitars, hot Rhodes keyboards and powerful vocals. Nothing is missing to fully grasp the soulful essence of the crew.
From the now classic Fedime's Flight and Theme from Belle Et Fou to the brand new cut I Human to several songs from Of All the Things, the record is an essential snapshot of one of the cornerstone collective of the nu-groove/electro scene.

Below a couple of extracts from these live sessions, Let Me Show YaI Human :

Retrouvez cette chronique en français sur le site WegoFunk !

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