Review: Nite Grooves regular Max Marinacci is well-known for his dedication to exploring the potential of jazz-house, a sub-genre first made famous by St Germain in the 1990s. That's an important reference, because Marinacci's latest single, featuring his uncle Franco on baritone saxophone, features the same low-swung, jazz-wise swing that made St Germain's "Rose Rouge" such a celebrated dancefloor anthem. Here, the hot-to-trot original mix of "Smoking Yazz" comes accompanied by a trio of reworks. The "Late Night Swing Mix" boasts a warm and woozy deep house feel thanks to increased emphasis on hazy and jazzy electric piano motifs, while the "Latin Beat Mix" brilliantly re-imagines the cut as a sweaty bossa-house excursion. There's also a "Latin Drum Mix" that heaps tons of South American percussion atop a jazz-house rhythm.
Review: Jazzy Vibes EP from Marinacci's family with years of dedication to Jazz and improvisation. In this EP we have few vibes coming from them. The intro mix gives you right away the feel of this single taking you into a Jazzy Sax atmosphere with sexy voices. The second song it's a Dub experience with ambient chill vibes that take you to the next terra nostra ( our land ) starjazz with intense flute vibes taking you into Italian summer. Last but not the list Suite Latin Ft. Paolo Pavan takes you to the sunrise atmosphere.
280 West - "Lift Him Up" (feat Diamond Temple - Mark's Ol' Skoo mix Re-edit) - (7:30) 125 BPM
Review: If, like us, you missed the weeklong poolside party that was the Miami Winter Music Conference 2019, this killer compilation from Street King should be essential listening. There's not enough room to highlight all of the headline-grabbing cuts, but we'd suggest turning your attention to the sensual late night deepness of Art of Tones remix of P'Taah's "Dance Until We Die", the sun-kissed sax lines and retro-futurist U.S deep house grooves of Angelo Ferrari's "Decide To Study (Angelo Ferreri Remix)", the sun burst brilliance of Stacy Kidd's Latin house epic "Groove Odyssey", the hypnotic early morning stomp of Cevin Fisher's "The Message" and the angular analogue electronics and drifting vocal samples of DJ Behrouz's brilliant remix of Mood II Swing's "Closer".