Al Pack & Quality Control - "Blow Your Top" - (6:36) 176 BPM
In Deed - "When The Time Is Right" - (6:39) 176 BPM
Bank - "Crazy" - (5:07) 174 BPM
Review: Textures Music Group has released a staggering amount of fresh sounding jazz-flavoured music over the years and now they're here to present the third installment of their Jazz Legends collection. Featuring tracks from Soultek, Jrumhand, Bank and more from the eclectic Textures roster, these are stronger jazz tracks than your average sax solo, Balearic lounge effort. These are the real deal.
Scott Allen - "Deeply Rooted" (original mix) - (6:58) 176 BPM
Blok One - "Falls In Drops" (original mix) - (5:52) 175 BPM
Review: The word jazz is criminally misused. One can wear jazzy trousers. One can flash jazzy hands. Shucks, one can even cook a recipe called 'jazzy potatoes'. But real, actual, jazz - the idea of fusion, improvisation and the notion of not following formula - is hard to find outside of the genre itself. Until you hit the fringes and deeper or classical side of drum & bass. Textures Music Group's Jazz Legends series is a great example; the wily drum dynamics on Soultec's "The Happening", the stroppy sub bass wriggles on Blade's "Back In The Days", the cosy synth nests between the snares on Aquasion's "Sax In The City". The true spirit of contemporary jazz is alive and kicking at 170BPM right here.
Bank - "Hot Sauce" (original mix) - (5:09) 174 BPM
In Deed - "Shadows Of Love" (Aquasion remix) - (5:57) 176 BPM
Blok One - "I Will Always" (original mix) - (6:49) 173 BPM
Review: Soul Deep affiliate Textures Music recruits an all-star cast of players to lay down their deepest, juiciest, rolliest, souliest burners for their third Jazz Legends compendium. Featuring the likes of MSdoS and Soul Deep founder Scott Allen, each cut pokes and prods the most soulful, warmest corners of drum & bass. Highlights include the filtered synth breezes on Payback's remix of "Blue Sky High", MSdoS's early Hospital sounding jazz stepper "Dragon's Lair" and the smouldering double bass meltdown, busy drums and gutsy vocal sample on Aquasion's "Rain Days". Crank it.