Review: Atjazz & Jullian Gomes released their "Big Bad Crazy" album nearly a year ago to wide acclaim, and here is one of the LP's standout tracks which receives a rework from Freerange/Delusions Of Grandeur chief Jimpster. He replaces the sensual late night deepness of the original version of "It's My Time" with a slinky, hypnotic and absolutely mesmerising vibe, awash in shimmering melodies, delay drenched snippets of the original vocals and an absolutely addictive bassline. There's a handy instrumental on the flip too. Braintree's finest delivers the goods once again on this hit that's sure to have wide crossover appeal.
Roll Of The Beast (Atjazz remix - instrumental) (6:12)
Review: Those with long memories may just about remember Clyde. The East Midlands-based vocalist and producer released a clutch of soul-flecked fusions of deep house, broken beat, jazz, hip-hop and Detroit techno on Mantis Recordings between 2003 and 2009. Here his final single, 2009's previous digital-only "Roll The Beast", is given a belated vinyl release courtesy of his old pal Martin "Atjazz" Iveson. This time round, the original version - an inventive chunk of purple-coloured, glitch-sporting vocal deep house that portrays Clyde as Derby's answer to Prince - comes accompanied by two slick remixes (vocal and instrumental passes) from Iveson. His takes are deep, groovy, organic and fluid, with plenty of the spacey "astro" style flourishes we've come to expect from his tracks and remixes.
Review: Slow Poison is Jullian Gomes' second album on Atjazz, but also gives its name to this tasty sampler ahead of its arrival. As ever, it is a warm and colourful collection of fresh perspectives on a range of sounds - the crisp electronic disco of "Control" (feat. Jinadu) is upbeat and clean, while "Temple Of Snakes" (feat. label boss Martin Iveson) is dreamy and balmy house that sinks you into a late night reverie into the soul drenched summer grooves on FKA Mash hook-up "Ghetto Ballerina". Lastly, "Original" (feat. B Bravo) might just take the best track of the EP award for its feel-good acrobatic beats and bass.