|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
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
"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
Paul Welsh / Radio CLYDE
brilliant...I've been playing "From Island To Island" and "Summer's
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.
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!