Deep house veteran Martin 'Atjazz' Iveson has enjoyed something of a revival in recent times. While his productions have always been reliably deep and quietly soulful, they did sometimes suffer from a lack of real dancefloor focus. That's not an accusation that can be leveled at "For Real", originally released by Innervisions in 2006 and here given the remix treatment. Iveson himself offers lovingly crafted vocal and instrumental versions, both of which offset slinky dancefloor deepness with rolling, bruk-influenced house grooves. Comfort Fit's remix hovers somewhere between late night deep house and off-kilter wonk-step, while Si Tew lays down a brilliantly melodic mix that fuses future hip-hop savvy and positivity.
The second in renowned deep houser Atjazz's Years Of The Abstract Series, "Khora" sits atop myriad genres from dubstep to Detroit. Sad synths smile meekly as a tribal polyrhythm ebbs and flows hypnotically deep in the mix, both the original and its more tech-edged remix are stunning combinations of elements that really could suit a deep house, techno, dubstep or garage set. If you've got time, look up the word Khora and understand the concept just a tad more. Clever.
A storming release from a pair of deep house and nu-jazz dons who work wonders together on the "Sleep No Sweat" single. British producer Atjazz and New Zealand born Mark De Clive Lowe bring their styles together over a series of mixes, with the original club mix fusing a deep house groove with a mystical and bleary-eyed series of jazzy sound and sequences. It all hangs together on a knife edge, tensely building up to the addition of some softly played horns which in true jazz style usher in a pretty devastating key change. A perfect crossover for jazzers and deep house heads, this special release will definitely invigorate fans of either genre no end.
MDCL's Jazz Rub mix focuses less on the beat and more on the dazzling set of keys and atmospheric pads that fill out the track, making it sound like an unheard track from