Jazz In The Jungle (feat Larry Elam) - (6:02) 110 BPM
23 Monkeys - (5:28) 100 BPM
Angelina In The Park - (1:23) 93 BPM
Moonride - (5:47) 80 BPM
Journey On (feat Anna Kristina) - (4:35) 141 BPM
Cast Away - (3:43) 93 BPM
Scuba Diving With Sirenes - (5:29) 119 BPM
Review: The alias of producer Pierce Vaughn, the Blue Monk's debut album is a treat for fans of sample-mangling cut 'n' paste nu-jazz and midtempo funky thrills. Songs like the excellent downbeat disco swoon of "Secrets" or the soulful trip-hop of "Butterflies" make this an entertainingly varied and surprising album - one that even has room for straight-up jazz treats like the ethno-swing of "Jazz In The Jungle" or slow bossa nova moments like "Cast Away".
Review: One half of electro duo Moonbootica, Tobitob's solo remix work is showcased on this new collection for Deja Tunes. On a far more downbeat, hip-hop and funk tip than he's known for, his mix of Cram's "Mossy Meadow" shows off his jazzy chops, while fans of Tobitob's more disco/tech side will adore the Boys Noize-esque electro-funk of "Robots Rise Again".
TobiTob Sessionlab - "Mossy Meadows" (Renegades Of Jazz remix) - (4:22) 101 BPM
Yorio Da Costa - "Suburbios Da Central" - (2:54) 91 BPM
Janice Andrade - "Jogo Do Amor" (feat Gilberto De La Cruz - Beach Bar remix) - (3:37) 90 BPM
Burning Simitkovic - "Lovetheme" - (3:35) 106 BPM
Contemporary Low Frequenzies part 2 (Continuous DJ Mix) - (1:11:35) 120 BPM
Review: Hamburg label Deja Tunes have a strong roster of soulful, futuristic nu-jazz artists on their books - so much so that they've dedicated two whole collections to the best beats so far. Part Two features all manner of jazz-sampling, broken beat brilliance, such as Michael Sauer's effortlessly sultry "Hey Woman", The Bas Lexter's Ensample's Herbie Hancock-esque "The Speech", or the Supreme Court Jesters and their Last Poets/Gil Scott-Heron-aping "Archaeology of The Soul". There's even a jazzy nod to dubstep on the highly original and beautiful "Jazzmove 2" by Channel Two.