Atjazz – Track 9 (Mix 1) – Atjazz Record Company

Before I go releasing lots of hot words it is music just like this that I’ve been talking about at Magazine Sixty. Richly resonate, atmospherically tempting, reaching into your soul pulling out emotions to display across your face. Thoughtful, perhaps even politically suggestive. And yes you can deride all that from a piece of good music – if you can’t then perhaps there may be a problem. Track 9, tears at history sounding like it has eaten up past knowledge yet has made its very own imprint on 2018. After all, why would you want to make a record that sounds exactly like it was made 25 years ago – it would be like listening to the same piece of vinyl on repeat for over two decades. Stretching out to nine minutes of informed ecstasy you know you’re in good company when the bassline hits causing that certain feeling. That plus the accompanying sequence of fervent, punctuating keys and drums saying is all.

Release: January 29


Atjazz – Track 8 (Mix 1) – Atjazz

As the numbers multiply so does the inevitable excitement surrounding where it will all end. Track 8, is one of my favourites to date as it channels an unbridled joy. Funny that music can do that in unexplained ways, but there’s something about Atjazz’s choice of ‘Vibes’ which play alongside an ever expanding array of life-affirming pads and swirls all twisting into a composition that is worthy of getting lost in – daydreaming with a punch. And in the end you’re almost sad to see it go.

Release: December 15


Jullian Gomes – 1000 Memories (feat Sio) – Atjazz

Remembering the more soulful end of the spectrum is this most choice release from Atjazz. Jullian Gomes cool original version not only has keys to die for but when the deep bass hits alongside the breath of Sio’s delicate voice then this is clearly heaven sent. Spine-tingling in the way that only certain sounds and notes can provoke. New remixes come from Kaytronik, Osunlade, Fred Everything and Atjazz himself, with the latter two reworking the emotional intensity into blinding proportions. Please go listen for yourself.


Atjazz – Track 1 (Mix 1) – Atjazz Record Company

I love the uncomplicated intent demonstrated via the stripped back title of both the track and its accompanying mix. The music plays just as directly espousing repeating motifs generated by heart capturing synth stabs spun around sensitive analogue reproducing drums. Number one captures a remote sense of time and space, then plays with that for a while leaving you to think about it, while reacting to this soulfully charged experience with pleasure.

Release: April 7