[re​:​jazz] - (re​:​mix)

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It has exactly been almost one year ago that critics and listeners alike praised INFRACom’s very successful "re:jazz” project.

The titles of the [re:jazz] Album are acoustic jazz interpretations of electronic music, that have appeared on the INFRACom label within the last ten years.

Now the circle closes with the present re-mix album that Jan Hagenkoetter and Namé Leonhard-Vaughn have released together with the musician and composer Matthias Vogt. These titles, arranged by respected colleagues and producers from various styles have, in turn, been channeled back into the club scene.

The interpretations are as pluralistic in their form, as the different producers from different countries are themselves. This is the special concern of Jan Hagenkoetter & Namé Leonhard-Vaughn, who want to emphasize the stylistic and intellectual open mindedness of their label.

Especially interesting are the work methods of the individual producers. Starting with a complete deconstruction of the original, the Canadian Electronic/Techno producer Akufen, who used the same approach as Matthias Vogt in the (re:jazz) arrangement, in addition took the title of the instrumentals as basis for a vocal interpretation.

Frost & Wagner as well, transformed "Torch of Freedom" into an almost classical Reggae-Dancehall version with the trombonist of the successful Dancehall formatiom SEED from Berlin.

Interesting is the interpretation of Les Gammas, who transformed the ballad "People come running” into an Up-tempo Broken Beats/ 2Step tune and edited the voice of Linda Carriere (earlier Loose Ends) reconstructing it so that the title received an entirely new face. Beautiful, how the trumpet of Till Brönner blends into this pure club version.

Noticeable, is the mix of Swell Session from Gothenburg in Sweden. He transposed the original bass runs into a synthesizer acid line and for the break he invited the gospel choir of his community to fill this number with new spirituality.

Is all this still jazz or jazz once again? Or is all this still disco? . Has the idea of remixing not been overused or rather through producers like Kruder & Dorfmeister evolved into a new art form in the nineties?

If you wish you can occupy yourself with all these trivial comparisons. Jan and Name find this boring and obsolete. For them this is simply "jazz not jazz" !

What remains is the composition, the creative construction, the love of music and the creative freedom as expressed in the production chain: ”Original – (re:jazz version) –(re:mix)” This,-in times of "Germany seeks its superstar" TV Shows, or its equivalent abroad- is the most important message of the present CD.


released November 1, 2003

Cat No.: IC 108


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INFRACom! Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

The label INFRACom! was founded in 1992. In the last two decades INFRACom! has released over 160 productions.
INFRACom! is open-minded in spirit and taste. A label dedicated to the artist and not to one sole style.

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