Diferenz – Jazz Workshop

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A mostly uptempo fusion of jazz and hip-hop, lots of funky basslines and ample use of various instruments such as the saxophone, flute, trumpet, and electric piano. enjoy!

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Tracklist

01. Mind Movement
02. Fly Away
03. Jazz Workshop
04. Deep Thoughts
05. Shadowrun
06. The Workshop at 7 P.M.
07. Mother Earth
08. Cold Blood
09. Acid Funk
10. Morning In The Sub Basement
11. Night Watch
12. Jazz Workshop (Remix)

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Dalt Wisney – Lifetime Psychedelic Dance Lessons

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After returning from what he described to be the “best lucid dream experience ever”, the Red Bull Music Academy badge toting bag of tricks that is Mr. Wisney decided to get off his lazy bum and launch this netlabel, kicking it off with this ep that contains tracks that have circled across the globe and back, been deleted, recovered, played in dodgy place for dodgy people, all before being compiled in a nice little zip file for you to download and enjoy, for free ofcourse.

for more info check: myspace.com/daltwisney

Tracklist

01. Dingbat the Singing Cat
02. Smokey Daze Forever
03. We’re Spending the Day
04. Sci-fi Dot Fiends
05. Under the Radar

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Paolo Achenza Trio – Ombre

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Paolo Achenza is an Italian jazz pianist from Bari and was one of the first Italian artists involved with the acid jazz scene. In the second half of the 1990s, he formed the Paolo Achenza Trio with Stefano Valenzano and Massimiliano Ingrosso to make various albums and singles.

Tracklist

01. Ombre
02. Semplicissimo
03. Samba Royale
04. Mondo Cane
05. Abstract
06. Afro-Impression
07. So Long
08. Idealogical Warfare
09. Six
10. Choice
11. Mondo Cane

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Nicola Conte – Bossa Per Due

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Nicola Conte is an Italian DJ, producer and guitar player known for introducing an innovative style of acid jazz that incorporates bossa nova themes, melodies drawn from Italian film scores of the 1960s, easy listening themes, and ethnic Indian music.

Conte, a classically-trained musician, is mastermind of a collective of acid jazz revivalists, “The Fez Collective,” based in the Italian town of Bari, and the Idizioni-Ishatr / Schema label, their record label for promoting their distinctly Italian approach to acid jazz.

Conte’s first album was Jet Sounds of 2000. The single “Bossa Per Due” gained international recognition and was an underground hit. It was used almost immediately for a prime-time commercial for Acura automobiles. The album was licensed for American distribution by Thievery Corporation’s Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL) label in the summer of 2001 as Bossa Per Due, and was a slightly reconfigured version of the Italian Jet Sounds album. This was followed by the Jet Sounds Revisited remix album in late 2002. Two years later, Blue Note’s French subsidiary released Conte’s next album Other Directions. In November 2008, Conte released his latest album, Rituals. In November of 2009, Nicola released “The Modern Sound of Nicola Conte”, versions in jazz-dub, on Schema records. Unlike his 2002 remix album which featured artists largely reworking his songs, this two disc set had Nicola releasing original titles and featured some of his jazz styled remixes of other people’s works.

Conte also produced albums by other artists such as Rosalia De Souza and Paolo Achenza Trio.

Tracklist

01. Arabesque
02. Bossa Per Due
03. Dossier Omega
04. Il Cerchio Rosso
05. Fuoco Fatuo
06. Forma 2000
07. Missione a Bombay
08. Jazz Pour Dadine
09. The In Samba
10. La Coda Del Diavolo
11. Mambo de los Dandies
12. Jet Sounds
13. Trappola Mortale

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Paolo Achenza Trio – Do It

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Paolo Achenza is an Italian jazz pianist from Bari and was one of the first Italian artists involved with the acid jazz scene. In the second half of the 1990s, he formed the Paolo Achenza Trio with Stefano Valenzano and Massimiliano Ingrosso to make various albums and singles.

Tracklist

01. Sweat
02. Do It
03. Minha Saudade
04. Backlash
05. Wah Up
06. Melodico
07. Welcome New Warmth
08. Fez Bossa

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Nostalgia 77 Albums!

Ben Lamdin’s creations range from heavy funk, to hip-hop based beats mixed with dusty old jazz, obscuro funk and psych bits and pieces.

Nostalgia 77 aka Ben Lamdin first burst onto the scene with his heavy, new funk based sound in 2002. In 2004 he moved away from the distinctive raw funk of his previous singles and he branched out to explore a more downtempo and jazz infused style. Nostalgia’s sound moved to hip-hop based beats fused with dusty old jazz; obscuro funk and psych bits and pieces, repolishing and rearranging them for modern day headphone junkies.

The success of this composition lead Ben to a style he describes as “a combination of soul and jazz composition with computer based production techniques”. Coming from producing hip hop style beats he had always heard snippets of jazz tracks he loved, so the fuller musical expression of actually making his own jazz music was inevitable.

His cover version of Seven Nation Army with Alice Russell has also helped bring his “Jazz Jihad” mission to a wider audience!

Aiming for an edgy sound whilst continuing to search for a more personal expression, Nostalgia 77’s influences include free and spiritual jazz as well as 60’s funk and soul and Afro sounds.

Nostalgia 77 can be booked as a DJ or as the full nine piece live band.

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2004 – Songs For My Funeral
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Tracklist

01. Processional
02. Conventicle
03. Rain Walk
04. Only Hush
05. Metamophosis
06. Mirror
07. Gates, Pt. 1 & 2
08. Dirge
09. Funeral
10. Beginning

2005 – The Garden
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Tracklist

01. Cheney Lane
02. Changes
03. Green Blades Of Grass
04. You And Me
05. The Hunger
06. After Ararat
07. Freedom
08. Seven Nation Army
09. The Garden

2006 – Borderlands
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Tracklist

01. One For Man
02. Question
03. Layer Lines
04. The Cat
05. Tad More
06. Lotus Tree
07. Chorale
08. Desert Fairy Princess

2006 – Sevens & Eigths
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Tracklist

01. Changes
02. Hunger
03. Down Another Road
04. Green Blades Of Grass
05. Freedom
06. Watusa
07. Hope Suite

2007 – Everything Under The Sun

Tracklist

01. Wildflower
02. Stop To Make A Change
03. Dreamers Dance
04. Little Steps
05. Eastwind
06. Everything Under The Sun
07. Quiet Dawn
08. Arora
09. Steps To The Sun

2007 – Weapons Of Jazz Destruction
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Tracklist

01. Chola
02. Stars
03. The District
04. Journey Home
05. To Have Or To Be?
06. Musical Silt
07. Medusa
08. When Love Is Strange
09. If At First
10. Solstice
11. One Step Out

2008 – One Offs,Remixes and B-sides
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Tracklist

CD1
01. Quiet Dawn (Example of Twelves Remix)
02. Knee Deep (Nostalgia 77 Remix)
03. Little Steps (Instrumental Version)
04. So Grown Up
05. Solomon (Nostalgia 77 Remix)
06. Forgetting to Remember (Nostalgia 77 Remix)
07. Conventical (TM Juke Remix)
08. Sad Thing
09. In Between The Lines (Nostalgia 77 Remix Alternate Unreleased Mix)
10. Your Love Is Mine feat. Corinne Bailey Rae (Nostalgia 77 Remix)
11. Reversed (Nostalgia 77 Remix)
12. Wildflower (Povo Remix)
13. Quiet Dawn (Bonobo remix)
14. Freedom (Zombie Dance Mix Parts 1 & 2)
15. Seven Nation Army (Grant Phabao Remix)

CD 2
01. The Hope Suite (Live)
02. Nativeland
03. Desert Fairy Princess (Alternative Take)
04. The Love Theme (Nostalgia 77 version)
05. The Moon
06. Eastwind (Instrumental)
07. The Grass Harp
08. Stop To Make A Change (Instrumental)
09. The Impossible Equation

2009 – The Nostalgia Sessions Vol.1 feat. Keith & Julie Tippett

Tracklist

01. You Don’t Just Dream When You Sleep
02. Film Blues
03. Sketch For Gary/Billy Goes To Town
04. Mice
05. Rainclouds
06. Lapis Blue
07. Soothing The Rattlesnake
08. Miniature
09. Vienna
10. Visions
11. Okinawa
12. Temple
13. Four Whispers For Archie’s Chair
14. New Inner City Blues