J. Rocc: J-Rocc v J-Man
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SummaryWidely considered to be the one of the world's best club DJs, J-Rocc teams up with Jazzman Records and unsurprisingly delivers one of the finest collaboration mixes to date. Digging deep into the 200+ catalogue of tunes that is Jazzman and Funk 45, the Beat Junkie seamlessly flips up his own personal selection from the reissues that established the Jazzman labels as the leaders in the record world. Covering the entire spectrum from the start of Jazzman records in the '90s, and across those genres that just sound better on wax, J-Rocc works as the designer that's been given the best tools in the trade, and the finished product doesn't disappoint.
Undoubtedly one of the most important figures in the underground music scene today, Jazzman Gerald has released everything from electronic library treasures to hardcore deep funk bangers, ethnic modal jazz to forgotten soulful masterpieces. From a record stall in Camden, as a collector and seller he remains unparalleled, counting amongst his clientele Gilles Peterson, Madlib, Pete Rock, Cut Chemist, Kenny Dope and DJ Shadow. His reissue labels - Funk 45, Soul 7 and Jazzman - have flawlessly brought forgotten and unknown records to the modern day market, and limited runs and collaborations (such as the world's first Serato 7") has meant that Jazzman Records never strays far from the buyer's mind.
J-Rocc is a man that needs no introduction. Party rocker, turntablist, collector, producer and general hip-hop icon, his blends, cuts and mixes are a DJ's blueprint. An old-school digger, J-Rocc's sets often turn up unknown beats and breaks, scoured from the bins of whatever country he happens to be playing in.
So here's a relentless label at the top of its game joining up with the undisputed king of the turntables. With a great deal of unspoken respect between the two parties, this harmonious collaboration not only rounds off what Jazzman is all about but also shows off the skills of J-Rocc, working as an introduction into two different worlds that cross-over whenever good music is involved.
|1. ||Mary Lou Williams - 'The Credo'|
|2. ||Lee Mason - 'Shady Blues'|
|3. ||Vanessa Kendrick - '90% Of Me Is You'|
|4. ||Bill Swift Trio - 'Daydreamin'|
|5. ||Eddie Warner - 'Devil's Anvil'|
|6. ||Soul Lifters - 'Hot Funky & Sweaty'|
|7. ||Los Brasilios - 'Brasilian Beat'|
|9. ||Soul Pleasers - 'Baby Don't Cry'|
|10. ||Third Guitar - 'Baby Don't Cry'|
|11. ||Little Beaver/Sam Baker - 'Do Right Man'|
|12. ||Andy Loore - 'Mixed Drums'|
|13. ||Salah Ragab - 'Neveen'|
|14. ||George Guzman - 'Cacumen'|
|15. ||Noro Morales - 'Soana'|
|16. ||Har-You Percussion Group - 'Welcome To The Party'|
|17. ||IRP-3 - 'Tema De Soninha'|
|18. ||Personations & Organisation - 'Future II'|
|20. ||Della Reese - 'It Was A Very Good Year'|
|21. ||Innersouls - 'Just Take Your Time'|
|22. ||Nina Simone - 'Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter'|
|23. ||Lorez Alexandria - 'Baltimore Oriole'|
|24. ||Primitive - 'Creation Of Music'|
|25. ||Fabulous Originals - 'It Ain't Fair But It's Fun'|
|26. ||Arthur Monday - 'What Goes Around'|
|27. ||Wess & The Airedales - 'Black Out'|
|28. ||Communicators Band - 'The Road'|
|29. ||Diedre Wilson Tabac - 'Can't Keep From Crying'|