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Fenix

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Format: heavyweight vinyl 12"
Cat: JD 039
Released: 12 Jun 17
Genre: Broken Beat/Nu Jazz

Tracklist
Side 1
1. "Fenix" (Ron Trent remix) (11:39)
Side 2
1. "Fenix" (album version) (6:45)
Review

Here's something to get the blood pumping: a fresh Ron Trent remix of the title track from legendary Brazilian jazz-funk outfit Azymuth's most recent album, 2016's "Fenix". The original version is, of course, rather tidy - think darting synths and vocoder lines, dexterous slap-bass and rich, life-affirming chords - but Trent still manages to serve up a seriously good alternative version. He appears to have utilized every bit of individual instrumentation found on the master tapes, offering a subtle deep house/jazz-funk fusion cut full of loose-limbed drumming, intertwined solos and chords that pulse with sun-kissed positivity. It's not a particularly revolutionary remix, but when the musicianship is this good, why change it?

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