Review: The "Breakthrough" album was formed organically as an extension of their monthly DJ sessions. Their eclectic taste is apparent through the diversity of the sounds on the album, unified through a love for timeless music, regardless of genre. This simple and pure approach to making music means that the Breakthrough boys never quite know what they're going to compose next. There's hip-hop, breakbeat, rap, vocal, funk, r&b, jazz, house, broken beat and dub, This is a veritable melting pot of various musical elements, resulting in a hybrid of genres unified by one thing: the groove! The soundscape of "Breakthrough" is not only brand new, but also formed out of respect for the heritage of music.
Review: "Samurai" began life as an uplifting tune that Jazztronik used to warm up his fingers before a recording session or live performance. With broken beats, hand claps, electronic wizardry and uplifting harmonies, Ryota Nozaki created a musical masterpiece that went on to provide a rare dose of real music for the dancefloor and then climax at the top of Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards in 2004. After being heavily rinsed by the likes of Gilles, Danny Krivit and Louie Vega, "Samurai" has become Jazztronik's proudest achievement and a live-performance crowd pleaser. The original piano-driven hit, which skilfully balanced the line between West London broken beat and house, now gets given a second life with a DJ Dave 'RedSoul' Wareing remix.
Love Is The Answer (feat Joi Cardwell - Reel People club mix)
Love Is The Answer (feat Joi Cardwell - Reel People instrumental club mix)
Review: Founded by Masanori Morita and Noboru Abe, Studio Apartment bridge the gap between the musical metropolises of New York, Tokyo and London. Here they team up with Afro vocalist Latyr for a deep excursion into percussive madness, while on the flip, original house diva Joi Cardwell stands up for a solid slice of soulful house with a little help from London's Reel People. These hot jams are already picking up club support from Louie Vega, Quentin Harris, Jazzanova and others.