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COSMIC SOUNDS REMIXED - Various Artists CAT. NO: CS-28

FORMAT: CD / 2xLP


£8.50 + VAT

£8.50 + VAT

This is the first of two (for now) planned volumes where you will find artists from all around the world uniting forces to give tribute to Cosmic Sounds label (Italy, Austria, Croatia, England, Hungary, Australia, Japan and Serbia). Each of them choosing one of the tracks from the CS catalogue and giving it a fresh touch. Line-up is made of some very well known leading names on a current scene but also some exciting newcomers. All that on double DJ friendly vinyl or one CD. Volume 2 will follow in a couple of months and will feature names like ARKESTRA ONE, BLOCK 16, BUTTI 49, PAINKILLER SEPTET, SINBAD, SO HAYASHI ...
01
NICOLA CONTE /Jerome richardson - Way In Blues
CS-25
6'19
02 ENNIO STYLES / SHQ - Cubano Chant CS-08 6'25
03 EDDY & DUSS / Arkestra One - Filling It With Song CS-21 5'05
04 PANOPTIKUM / RTB Big BandBalkan Express CS-13 5'51
05 ZELJKO KERLETA / Dusko Gojkovic - Quo Vadis Samba CS-18 5'24
06 GAK SATO / Arkestra One - I Really Want You CS-21 5'13
07 CRATE SOUL BROTHERS / Arkestra One - Seu Paraiso CS-21 5'58
08 BGYSS / Coxless Pair -  Contemplation CS-09 4'32


REVIEWS: PLACE YOUR OWN REVIEW

All tracks previously un-released 
© 2003, (P) COSMIC SOUNDS.

Design by NINA VICENTIC,
photo by: VLADIMIR MILADINOVIC

This is the biggest ever respond for the CS label. Apart of all the remixers involved CS Remixed tracks have been supported by:
DJ BNX @ Zimpala
RAGGY'S 'Off Limits' @ Solar Radio
MIKE CHADWICK Cutting Edge@Jazz FM
GERRY O'ROURKE @ Higher Ground
KARL INJEX @ Transatlantic Audio
JAZZMATE @ Leftofcentre
BOYAN @ Dzumbus
NICK LUSCOMBE Flo-Motion @ XFM
DOM SERVINI @ Wah Wah 45
KEVIN BEADLE @ Clean Up
ENES & EMIR @ Hi-Fi Hotel - Radio 3, Sarajevo
DJ MORPHEUS @ SSR
Dj BEN G @ Right On FM
DJ TATOMIR @ B92
MARK 'XANGO' @ 'Satelliet' - crew, Holland
CURL CURL @ Compost Records
DJ YAKUZA @ Radio Oxi-gen
MICHAEL RÜTTEN @ Soulpatrol
RUSS DEWBURY @ Jazz Rooms
CHRIS GOSS @ Hospital
JAZZA @ Electrosacher
DAVID BASSIN @ Freefall
MARCUS WAGNER @ Sunny-Side-Up/FM4
RAINER TRÜBY @ Compost Records
LEFTSIDE ENSEMBLE of Helsinki
JASON PALMA @ The Higher Ground
DJ VLADA JANJIC @ B92
ADRIAN GIBSON @ Jazz Café
GILLES PETERSON @ Worldwide
COLDCUT @ Solid Steel/Ninja Tunes
TONY TUCCI @ Cave Radio-KPFK Los Angeles
RAW DEAL @ Groove Sanctuary
VELANCHE STEWART @ Urban Landscapes
DJs NAFTA & SUEFO @ Tilos Radio
JOEL DAVIS @ Conduit, USA
PETER YOUNG @ Jazz FM
CIAN Ó CÍOBHÁIN @ An Taobh Tuathail, Ireland
ROBERT LUIS @ Tru-thoughts
DJ TRUE @ WHCR 90.3 FM NYC
RAFE GOMEZ @ In The Mix on Sirius
RUI TORRINHA @ Radio Nova
DJ LUBI @ Straight No Chaser
JUN MATSUOKA @ frequence jazz

DOM SERVINI @ Wah Wah 45
Balkan Express (Panoptikum Remix) - The RTB Big Band - Bloody amazing music from Zeljko's excellent Cosmic Sounds label. Balkan Express was introduced to the masses a couple of years ago via a CS Lp of the same name, and comes as part of the much anticipated CS remix project, with the Panoptikum remix coming from Austria's Les Gammas outfit (cheers Tom)!! Eastern European jazz meets Millenial 2-step jazz in a right royal mash up! Essential.

CURL CURL aka Phil Broekmann @ Compost Records
First CD album to make me having fun cooking my dinner!! Great Stuff!! (favourite track: Gak Sato remix)

DUSTY GROOVE AMERICA
Classic European jazz -- remixed! For the past few years, the Cosmic Sounds label has been doing an excellent job of uncovering older European jazz recordings -- particularly Eastern European ones -- and their compilations of rare jazz tracks have been some of our favorites in recent years. This set does a good job of showing the bridge between those older tracks and some of the newer grooves coming out of the British, German, and Italian scenes -- as it features a host of great DJs remixing those older classics, handling the work with a lot of respect for the originals, but also updating the grooves and rhythm patterns for a modern dancefloor. In addition, the Cosmic Sounds label has also been presenting some newer artists of their own, and tracks by a few of those artists are also included in the remixery of the album!

CHRIS VULTURE
I'm a bit of a late starter with Cosmic Sounds, as Zeljko Kerleta has been releasing a mix of super-obscure Iron Curtain vintage jazz and modern cut and paste jazzy beats since 1999, but this newly released celebratory double LP of re-workings drawn from the back catalogue has really brought me up to speed in the most entertaining way. Throughout you can tell that this label has quality written all over it's output, and more.an arty sophistication of sorts, but not at all aloof. This album is choc-full of cuts to grace percussion-infected dance floors everywhere and is never, ever self- indulgent. A lot of this gear is seriously good-time dance music, but also is stuff that will enrich your lug'oles at the same time. Bargain! So, what of the tracks themselves: The Nicola Conte live arrangement of American Jazz Flute and sax players 'Way in Blues' kicks things off nicely, laying the cards on the table for the parts of this LP that choose to play fast and loose with the 60's jazz cuts; seriously sweet piano and vibes laced with Latin percussion and scat singing. It's smooth and utterly authentic; although only small elements of the track are of any actual vintage, you would swear blind this was the genuine article. That shows some master craftsmanship from its creator, right enough. This theme is carried on for the next track, Ennio Styles' remix of SHQ's 'Cuban Chant'. The piano jazz mutates progressively into a more modern beast as crunching beats and squidgy synth take up the slack and ride the tune for all its worth until we are bang up to date. Magic stuff! Then for the first time we get a glimpse of the modern side of the Cosmic Sounds catalogue; several high class remixes of Arkestra One cuts; The animals' friend Johnny Morris guides us through some mutant disco on 'Filling it with Song', twiddled around by Panoptikum; Gak Sato serves up 'I Really Want You' with driving insistence, and if I'm not mistaken grabs an achingly beautiful strings phrase from the Janko Nilovic LP that was kindly slipped in along with this album. This is perhaps my fave track-its almost hypnotic. The other one to capture my attention above the pack was the closing Belgrade Sound System remix of Coxless Pair's 'Contemplation'; I'm a bit of a sucker for the kind of scary beats dished up by the likes of Third Eye Foundation y'see, and this does the trick just as effectively- massive drums kick hell out of a single skwonking horn parp with dub set to maximum.oh yes, this is the stuff all right! D'ya get the impression that I really enjoyed this LP? You'd be right.a righteous celebration of the goodness served up from a label that both strives to progress with its new moves and diligently protects the legacy of the masters of Eastern European jazz at one and the same time.without doubt this LP is a concise illustration of those high standards and long may they continue, 'cos I'll be with them from here on in.

THEVIBES.NET, Italy
Click here for the ITALIAN REVIEW

MARK 'XANGO' / 'Satelliet', Holland
Great, great, great stuff! My mom will thank me for playing these ones. 3rd of March it was album of the week on our 'Satelliet' - radioshow and we'll be playing it a lot more, I'm sure. Some very strong elasticism between the 1960's/1970's and our present time. Cosmic Sounds is making us very happy here in Groningen. Personal favourite - I prefer doing the dishes while playing this one, Curly - is the Crate Soul brothers - opinion on Arkestra One. But the bunnies out here love to rock their bums to the Ennio Styles - treatment most.

RAW DEAL @ Groove Sanctuary
"I really love Mr. Nicola Conte's remix. Bloody hell, can't this man do no wrong? Me likes Eddy & Dus's funk run down, groove on!"

STRAIGHT NO CHASER spring 2003 / by Andy Thomas
Whilst Zeljko Kerleta's @Balkan Express@ compilation opened our ears to the breadth and quality of Yugoslavian jazz during the Sixties and Seventies, his Cosmic Sounds label has also been responsible for pushing the new sounds of Serbia. This project from the London based, Belgrade jazz obsessive, covers both bases with reworkings from the some of those producers who have championed the label. The album opens in fine style with Nocola Conte adding his cinematic jazz touch to Jerome Richardson's 'Way In Blues' befor Ennio Styles prescient update of Karel Velebny & SHQ's version of 'Cubano Chant'. Other high points include Panoptikum's analogue heavy mix of RTB Big Band's 'Balkan Express', Kerleta's own mix of Dusko Gojkovic's 'Quo Vadis Samba' and the wonderfullly entitled Belgradeyard Sound System and their free jazz meets dub mix of Coxless Pair's 'Contemplation'.

STRAIGHT NO CHASER spring 2003 / by Dom Servini
ARKESTRA ONE - SEU PARAISO (CRATE SOUL BROTHER REMIX)
Hungary's answer to the Krey twins, Igor and Stephanovs, from Budapest use their guerilla tactics to soil this sweet, innocent ditty from the very sultry Arkestra One. The result is a filthy, bass heavy percussive workout that's highly reccomended.

SUEFO, Hungary
Click here for the HUNGARIAN REVIEW

FREEFALL BY DAVID BASSIN
Check Freefall's the best of 2003

B-92
Check B-92's the best of 2003

JON FREER
Label founder Zeljko Kerleta shows the world what his remarkable Cosmic Sounds imprint is all about, with a European wide selection of reinterpretations. Bridging that gap between live freeform Jazz and the so-called nu- jazz and electronic underground, the quality of material is second to none. Zelijko himself retools Dusko Gojkovic's "Quo Samba" to produce an excited buoyant version, with an enchanting secretive trumpet and flugelhorn duet, tuneful probing vocals, a mellow pulsating bass and defined set in ways percussion. Arkestra One's blindingly beautiful "I Really Want You" gets an equally stunning overhaul from Gak Sato, where smile inducing yearning vocals, magical delightful keys, expanding exposed percussion and elegant heart-felt strings combine. The Crate Soul Brothers also retouch an Arkestra One track; this time "Seu Paraiso gets a makeover courtesy of a manipulative 2-stepped crazy bass, loving vibe-keys, morose whimpering strings and broken down breaks. Coxless Pair's "Contemplation" gets dubbified overhaul from The Belgradeyard Soundsystem, with thinking strings, timeless creaking brass, bottomless atmospherics laden bass and instinctive stop-start percussion. A winning set of universally applicable remixes.

MARK TURNER aka DJ Rocky Rococo @ Jazzadelica
Yippee! I think this is just what was needed to draw more attention to the label. Great selection of remixers! My favorite tracks are the SHQ remix by Ennio Styles, and the Arkestra One remixes by Gak Sato and Crate Soul Brothers. But I really like all the tracks.

DJ MARCIA CARR @ Talkingmusic Production
Collectively, it's a great selection of jazzed out vibes with some nice drum and bass touches and even the subtle House injections truly work on the induvidual tracks. I really am diggin' "Balkan Express" - it's got a Repercussions, Brand New Heavy and late Roy Ayers retro electro vibes vibe. "Way In Blues" is simply fabulous! Ennio Styles's "Cubano Chant" took me back to the sounds of Horace Silver's Acid Pots and Pills lp (I think that's it not got it to hand). That midway funky drum and bongo freestyle session rocks well with the chants. The kind of broken jazz beats cum jazz fusion ingrediants on the Eddy & Duss remix of "Filling It With Song" are sulbime for a frreaky dance floor work out. A well put together compilation and an equally cutting set of remixes merging the source of jazz that was yesterday, camouflaged perfectly to some soul redeemed concocted flavours and remade for the dance floors of now. Essential 5/5
MARK TURNER aka Rocky Rococo @ Jazzadelica
Top-flight remixers tackle the Cosmic Sounds back catalog with unanimous success. Personal favorites include "Cubano Chant" as remixed by Ennio Styles, plus some Arkestra One reworks from Gak Sato and Crate Soul Brothers. Volume 2 coming soon!
GROOVE DISTRIBUTION
The best of the brilliant COSMIC SOUNDS label, whose catalog most clearly draws the link between 70's jazz fusion and nu-jazz/broken beat..
DJ MARY FLAVORS, Canada
This compilation is full of life, the remixes are an aural delight! All artists on this label is worth an encore!!!!!!
ILYA RASSKAZOV, Russia
Click here for review in RUSSIAN
PICCADILLY RECORDS
The Cosmic Sounds archive of rare / obscure Eastern European / Balkans jazz gets remixed by some cool nu-jazz heads. Includes Eddy & Dus, Nicola Conte, Ennio Styles, Panopticum (Les Gammas) on the mix, providing everything from latin-jazz to broken beats, nu-jazz and easy samba grooves. The best release yet from Cosmic Sounds.
JAZZWISE, May 2003, page 58
Over the last few years, Cosmic Sounds has been building a tasty catalogue of, mainly, Eastern European jazz and fusion. This just takes it one stage further. Production values are necessarily strong and the whole package echoes with taste. There are some real floor burners here and that's where this album will surely come into it's own. Adding Colin Hopkins on piano and synth transforms SHQ's 'Cubano Chant' and if it swung before this version will leave crowds footsore and weary. Same goes for Panoptikum's 'fusion remix' of the RTB Big Band's 'Balkan Express' and Nicola Conte's bass heavy, pounding take on Jerome Richardson's 'Way In Blues'. But it's the three Arkestra One (aka Matthew Timoney) tracks that really lift this album. Any connection with Sun Ra is in name only. This is some really funky, ambient, techno shit and 'I Really Want You' thumps with bass and Nina Miranda's (?) vocals float across the surface. If anything, 'Seu Paraiso' is better yet with a mix of sounds from Spanish guitar to clave-like electronic percussion and a coffee'n'cream vocal from Miranda. Good stuff that will shift a good few units, as they say. (DUNCAN HEINING)

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ワイン片手に過ごしたい、
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闇がいっそう濃く深くなります。
ニコラ・コンテ、ガクSATO参加。
ヨーロピアン・ジャズ・ビーツ最新型コン ピ!!!
須永さん直系の大スイセン盤!!ダスコ・ ゴイコヴィッチなど東欧ジャズ・リイシューやアーケストラ・ワンのリリースでお馴染みUKジャズ・レーベル、コズミック・サウンズからのリミックス・アル バム!!
まずジェロム・リチャードソンのニコラ・コンテREMIXは、ラテン・タッチのスキャット& ヴァイブがお洒落に舞うモダン・ジャズREMIX当然の最高作!!ところがこの場合、SHQ"CUBANO CHANT"のエンニオ・スタイルREMIXがもっとももっとヤバかった!!オリジナルのラテン風味を活かしつつ、パーカッシヴなアフロ・キューバン・ ジャズ・ビーツへと仕上げた須永さん直系今時ジャズ・ファンは絶対チェックのお仕事!他にもガク・サトウなども参加した全8曲、隙なしのクール・ジャズ・ サウンド最新型!!
ED, Whurrier, California, U.S.A.
i,m basically a guitar guy, but do i love this album!!! i just got this album this morning,and i,m on my fourth listening in a row. this cd will really re-arrange your brain cells!!!! most excellent and ultra cool!!!


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