- Release Date 2006-07-03
- Label Mettle Music
- Catalog MMDDEP15
After the initial well received and highly satisfying foray into the world of 'Latin Vibes', here we begin to take a look at the influence 'that old devil called jazz' continues to have on contemporary producers looking to get the dancefloor moving with real musicians playing real instruments. Through a series of 'Jazz Vibes' EP releases we'll be exploring tracks that take in jazz influences right across the board from downtempo lounge grooves to peaktime house floorfillers via nu-jazz and electro-tinged broken beats. Hold tight Daddio, it's gonna be one hell of a ride...
First up, we're proud to introduce the first release from Mettle Music's new in-house production project Jiro and oh what a debut! 'Nubuck' grooves along on a tight-ass broken-breakbeat with electro undercurrents weaving in and out, while evocatively utilising an awesome keyboard hook & a vibrant sax solo resulting in a cool amalgamation of electro, jazz & energetic beats.
'Fyuta Funk' set's out a similar stall of tight-ass broken beats with electro undercurrents, evocative rhodes chords, a vibrant sax solo and a truly awesome Herbie Hancock style keyboard solo from Jersey Street's Matt Steele, really bringing the track to lifeand upping the energy levels towards the end. This will surely rock any discerning dancefloor.
Here you'll find various different versions with either atmospheric intro's (which you'll find on the cd) or beats -in versions for DJ's (from the vinyl) and Nubuck (beat intro alt. edit) is ONLY available in digital download.
Jiro is a standout track. Lovely production & very musical. I like! - Spiritual South
Feeling Jiro - "Nubuck" the most, but 'Fyuta Funk' is burning. Love it! A solid slice of 21st Century Fusion through out, all good! - Gareth (Askew Recordings)
I just love this Jiro tune it just feels, SO good!! Very uplifting - Aaron Michelson (Ubiquity)
Excellent EP, including the awesome "Nubuck" - Beatfanatic
Classy stuff as always, nice work - Brian Tappert
Fave track is 'Fyuta Funk', good & perky!- Mr Scruff
This ep made my day!!! My heart is playing and i definitely digg JIRO. - Tom Blacksoul Music
Like this EP. The Jiro "Fyuta Funk" is movin' the floor for me" - Kev Beadle (Solar Radio)
Albums in the Vibes series also available to download:
Jazz Vibes: Club Selection
Latin Vibes: Club Selection
Latin Vibes: Lounge Selection