Nice surprise for my Monday morning! (I live in the future here 8 hours ahead... :-) Montefiori, Atjazz, Ballistic, Tosca, Patchworks, can't be bad with this quality selection. Blue Six must be a rare downtempo track, let's see what it is!
Starting with all the groove drums I like in downtempo... turning into nu jazz at Track 3 - this sounds like Koop or something from St. Germain Des Pres Cafe series. Fair call from me when you really turn into that Paris sound with Track 4, that is truly awesome! Great Parisienne feel, reminded me of Gotan Project (or Edith Piaf, but that's such a cliche to say that...)
track is truly jaw dropping for me. There are actually bad, way too electro Atjazz tracks, too many of them, I'm struggling to find the rare good ones. Did not know this and it is absolutely brilliant with the bassline - I like the way it cools down the whole mood...
Interesting cuban rhythms in the Ballistic
song, you take this journey to very different directions. You probably know which one is my favorite Ballistic track, no need to guesss hard (I won't tell here, so people can keep guessing...
I liked the laid back electric piano solo at Projections
, very smooth mood, just what I like in late 90s, eary 2000s downtempo. Tosca
is Tosca, defined a whole new genre, can't argue that, all respect forever to Dorfmeister. However they kept repeating the same receipe and some of the later albums started to get quite boring for me. It's great production all the time, but very much the same patterns. Dropping a track here and there in a set still does work, this one is no different - listening to it by itself it sounds great, the usual quality drum loop and feel.
track is an interesting crossover between downtempo and nu jazz, great change of mood again, very subtle.
So it is a downtempo Blue Six track. Wondering where you got this from, I feel ashamed that I don't know Blue Six that intimately (just the first album). The deep house sound certainly has an influence on this, more ambient, the arrangement is more electro, but a nice one, I like it. Takes the mood a bit more dreamy but then you bring back the nu jazz at Track 11 (yo! that's me!
Not just nu jazz, but latin sound as well, great diversity in the journey again!
This is very much my kind of lounge, on one hand with the hip-hop influenced groove loops and the typical downtempo sound combined with nu jazz and a free association of many neighbouring sub-genres while keeping a consistent mood.
It's definitely something I would buy if it was released on a CD. Goes on the iPod for another listen tonight!