Sunday, 15 December 2013

Cloud 9 - Jazzmin (Tango Remix)


Cloud 9 - Jazzmin (Tango Remix) (Moving Shadow, 1995)

While Jamie Giltrap AKA Tango released plenty of his own material he is perhaps best known for his remixing skills. His versions of tracks by the likes of Foul Play, Hyper On Experience and Johnny Jungle often surpassed the originals although he told Blog To The Oldskool in an interview published earlier this year that "I probably did a little bit too much remixing I think, that was my downfall really to be honest. I should have been making new stuff."

Here he provides a fantastic reworking of Cloud 9 AKA Nookie's 'Jazzmin'. The track opens with the Sandy/Versatility break with some overlayed Think. The original featured a "Loooovvvee" vocal from First Choice's 'Love And Happiness' and here Tango uses some more, with "Love and happiness" and "Make you wanna do right" vocals and the rhodes lick from the beginning. These are placed over floaty synths along with some vibraphone before a deep, funky bassline comes in with occasional snippets of trumpet. The track keeps the spirit of the Cloud 9 version while only using a few elements from it for an inventive remix that outdoes the original.

The original and Tango Remix are both available to purchase digitally from Beatport. You can hear the remix in DJextreme's Moving Shadow themed Smooth Grooves Vol. 1 mix which is available to download over at his Hardscore site.

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4 comments:

  1. I love this blog! Will you be doing it again next year?

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    1. Thanks Evan! The blog will continue next year but I won't be posting every day - it's a lot of work and I need a break!

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  2. Best blog ever, read every post over the last couple of days, massive fan of jungle and drum and bass since 92 and reading your reviews really brings it all back for me. Big ups DnB365! Keep it coming for 2014.

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    1. Cheers Dan, appreciate it! I also write a weekly column called Monday Retrospect for DnB Blog - check it here: http://dnbblog.co.uk/tag/monday-retrospect

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