- Words Liam Cattermole
As Joe Armon-Jones and Maxwell Owin release their new album, here's 10 club-focused jazz anthems to get your teeth sunk into.
“Lost In The Function” by Joe Armon-Jones, Maxwell Owin
Taken off their new album, “Lost In The Function” melds Joe Armon-Jones’ musical dexterity with Maxwell Owin’s production ingenuity. Skittering breakbeats and sinister melodies are all the rave on this track.
“2 Far Gone - Vocal Mix” by Moses Boyd, Katy B
Katy B lends her vocals to "2 Far Gone”: a standout cut from Moses Boyd's mercury prize-nominated record, ‘Dark Matter’.
“Spectre” by Emma-Jean Thackray (Theo Kottis Remix)
A brooding house remix that builds into a state of euphoria, "Spectre” sees Emma-Jean Thackray’s vocals wisp in and out of 4/4 production.
“Emotional Intelligence” by Chaos In The CBD, Nathan Haines, Dave Koor
Linking up with New Zealand jazz legend Nathan Haines and south London’s Dave Koor, this Chaos In The CBD cut feels like a coming-of-age track, foreshadowing a more mature sound from the brothers moving forward.
“507 Miles High” by Nikitch, Kuna Maze (IG Culture Remix)
IG Culture’s sprawling career has seen him spearhead Britain’s acid jazz and rare groove scenes. Perhaps where he’s most proficient, though, is in his bruk bag, which is out in force on this two-step-worthy track.
“Crayfish Caper” by Surprise Chef, Masters At Work (Nuyorican Broken Mix)
House, hip-hop and nu-jazz combine in fine fashion for this remix of “Crayfish Caper” by Surprise Chef. Broken beat at its absolute finest.
“Jazz Club After Hours” by Barry Can’t Swim
A euphoric club banger as fitting at festivals as smoky jazz clubs, if you haven’t heard this Barry Can’t Swim banger at an after party, then where have you been?
“Frontline” by Pa Salieu (Yussef Dayes Remix)
Yussef Dayes’ electrifying drum patterns are on full display in this remix of Pa Salieu’s “Frontline”.
“Source” by Nubya Garcia (Dengue Dengue Dengue Remix)
Dark and dubby, Dengue Dengue Dengue’s remix of Nubyah Garcia's “Source” is made purely with sound systems in mind.
“Motor City Madness” by Waajeed (Underground Resistance Remix)
Underground Resistance take on remix duties for fellow Detroit house legend Waajeed, adding more saxophone solos and textures to the bona fide classic, “Motor City Madness”.