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ZELJKO KERLETA   CAT. NO: CS-02
Space Runner
FORMAT: LP / CD
 
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Ground-breaking Jazzdance from Yugoslavia. The track ‘Running Fast’ was featured on Warp Factor 2 compilation  and much-played by one Mr. G. Peterson. This is Jazzdance for the year 2000 – using many samples and influences   from Eastern Europe intermingled with his own fresh ideas, Kerleta has made a bomb of an album for the cooler jazz set.

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©  COSMIC SOUNDS 1999

01 RUNNING FAST  

02 DANGEROUS JOB
03 ISLAND TO ISLAND
04 SUMMER'S GONE
05
MOVE WITH TIME
06
CAMEL WALK
07
IT WAS SO NICE OVERTHERE
08
ON FIRE
09
SPACE RUNNER

REVIEWS: PLACE YOUR OWN REVIEW

Gilles Peterson / Worldwide on BBC1, Bar Rumba London, Talking Loud
(for Runing Fast) "This is grate, pure Cubano chanting, art ensemble own arrangement"

Patrick Forge  / Cosmic Jam on Kiss FM London
Intriguing LP

Tom Wieland  / LES GAMMAS , part of Compost Family, DJ ,Vienna, Austria
It sounds to me like you've been captured with Pharaoh & Sun Ra in the endless time trap of the future city Jazzadelia 2022! Great ,give me more! My fave traxx are "It was so nice.." & the "Space Runner"

Mitsuru Ogawa / Dance Music Records Jazz, Tokyo, Japan
I like it very much! There are many mysterious Jazz in this album, and I find your original talent in it. and It's selling very well in my shop, Dance Music Records Jazz. But most important thing is people like your world in this album. We recommend your album to the people who likes real music, and they says It's excellent jazz album with fresh ideas.

Straight No Chaser  / London
"Pace and colour erraticaly splashed squash any uncertainity that Kerleta makes a genuine little world of pre-Milenium fusion."

Dave McKinney / Round Midnight Jazz radio show, DJ, Australia
Your track Running Fast is an absolute killer. I played it out just last night when I DJ-ed at my local Jazz/ funk /house/ club. The reaction from the people there was great!

Paul Welsh / Radio CLYDE 1FM, Scotland
"Stunningly brilliant...I've been playing "From Island To Island" and "Summer's Gone"

Groove Distribution / Chicago
Ground-breaking Jazzdance from Yugoslavia. The track ‘Running Fast’ was featured on Warp Factor 2 compilation  and much-played by one Mr. G. Peterson. This is Jazzdance for the year 2000 – using many samples and influences   from Eastern Europe intermingled with his own fresh ideas, Kerleta has made a bomb of an album for the cooler jazz set.

Kaman/Ennio Styles   / Up Top, Next Blue, Revolver & RRR-FM and SRA-FM, Melbourne, Australia
About Space Runner. I think it's fantastic. I assume it's mostly samples. That's the sort of thing that really inspires me to make music - I love working with samples like that too. There's only a few people who make me think "that's how I want to make music" - people like you and DJ Shadow. My favourite tracks are Island to Island, Summer's Gone and On Fire. On Fire is definitely the nicest club cut for me. It's excellent for bridging between old jazz records and newer breaks/house stuff. Keep it up!

Gerald Short "Jazzman"  / Label, shop, mailorder
I'm not usually into promoting new music especially that of a programmed nature just because I haven't heard that much that I'm In to. However every now & then something comes along that does the business, in this instance it's an LP by UK-based Yugoslavian jazz buff Zeljko Kerleta. I know it's a cliché but this is one of those records that you can listen to over and over again without getting bored or having to get up and skip the needle over the duff tracks! Having listened to jazz for many years & collected some decent records over that time it looks like some of the stuff Zeljko has been listening to has sunk in and it certainly shows throughout his work. In fact not only is this the case but he's been listening to the right stuff for all that time; artists such as Sahib Shihab, Pharoah Sanders & Leon Thomas are listed as influences as well as the Jazzanova collective and various influential jazz DJs on the current club scene. Musically the sound is like a real enthusiast having some fun and making music for the sake of it rather than a musician showing off or just going through the motions. Luckily for us Zeljko has the talent and strength of character to do his own thing on his own label and so he achieves his own sound, something that I find lacking in a lot of contemporary artists. Do yourself a favour! G.

Dusty Groove America  / Mailorder Internet Shop, Chicago
Incredibly haunting new work by Yugoslavian composer/producer Zeljko Kerleta -- with a sound that recalls some of the best MPS moments of the 70s! Zeljko's steeped in a world of influences that spans classic MPS European funky jazz sides, to Eastern European musical traditions, to current London abstract and jungle grooves -- and he manages to blend them all perfectly in this insanely baroque mix of music that opens up whole horizons for the listener! Truly, we've not heard a mix of music this fantastic since the last time we heard Gilles Peterson spin -- and Zelko's vision is one of the most striking we've heard in years, with a lot more jazz than you'd expect from a modern mixer/producer! 


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