Kerbside Collection's debut jazz funk and rare groove LP 'Mind the Curb' (May 2013 on Légère Recordings) gets the remix, rework and re-use treatment with a variety of re-interpretations from fellow Aussie and international friends with everything from dubby-pacific-nu disco, analogue breaks and beats to balearic Japanese nu jazz.
Brisbane beatsmith Blunted Stylus (Geoff Blunted/Jigzaw Geoff/Ex Resin Dogs) kicks off the release with a heavy low slung, analogue, jazzy, b-boy breakbeat remix of 'Jelly Belly'. Another living legend of the Australian scene – Ennio Styles (Stylin' radio show/Heard&Felt/Melbourne) completely flips 'Sweet like Nectar' into an uptempo lo-fi, live disco- boogie, dancefloor shaker. Japanese Dj and producer Chikashi Nishiwaki continues his remix love affair with Aussie groups and delivers a balearic re-make of „41 Bernhard“, teaming up with some friends to create a crossover piece fusing nu jazz, bossa and breaks flavours.
Next up is another Aussie producer on the make - Billy Hoyle (Man Made Mountain/Melbourne). He cooks up a smooth, jazzy, laid-back, melodic head nod hip hop rework of Red Stripe, chopping things up 'MPC/Boom Bap' style for fans of the true school, funky hip hop flavours. Renegades of Jazz hits with his trademark fat, b-boy breaks flavour on the remix of 'Cat Whip', complete with acid bass line, synths and congas for extra dancefloor pressure.
Another legendary Brisbane Dj/MC/producer Two Dee, dishes out a pacific flavoured, dubby, disco-house remix of '41 Bernhard' – turning the rhodes into a skank rhythm sitting ontop of a shuffling disco beat - reflecting the warm, tropical, beach side atmosphere of the Australian Pacific Coast.
The JNBO 'Gone Sour' rework of 'Sweet Like Nectar' is the mastermind of Henry Jenkins (bass player for college funk and soul sensations - The Cactus Channel and Karate Boogaloo/Hope Street Recordings Melbourne).
Kerbside Collection's drummer Paprika serves up two re-works. Fist up '41 Bernhard' gets bumped into contemporary low slung, head nod, hip hop/nu soul territory. The second remix (originally released as bonus tracks on Mind the Curb disc) is a bossa re-bump of 'Red Stripe' – giving the reggae flavoured track a more swingin' jazzier sound.
limited edition 12-inch vinyl EP single with selected tracks is available in specialist record shops.
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