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?
Mukatsuku Records Chart, Dj N◉va ▶ Rodon FM 95, Simba (Shadeleaf Music), TiTo (Troubled Kids Records), Thatmanmonkz (Shadeleaf Music), Monsieur Cedric (Serie Limitee), Sol Power Sound, Far Out Recordings, KS French, Peter Croce (Rocksteady Disco), Harry Wolfman
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