Turntable Jazz

by Dj Zedvantz

  • Genre: Jazz, Re-Edits, Downtempo, Instrumental

    Label: Rhythm-Incursions

    Year: 2008

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Turntable Jazz: dig its bravery, its let-me-get-close-to-too-cute-by-half and then–
the successful dismount! The mood: a quiet jazz club, 3 o’clock in the morning, everyone too drunk to dance, just moving in their seats… old favorites worked in with turntable chanted rhythms… catch this: dance-able Billie Holiday.– it’s Real Gone, baby….

-hhbrady / sawtoothwave.com

On paper, this mix is a tricky one to sell.
What Zedvantz has done here is take a selection of ragtime/dixie style jazz beat tracks and blended it into one blinding 30 minute mix. With a style of music such as this one I’d argue that its a VERY thin line between brilliance and twee drive. However Zedvantz negotiates that line with aplomb, delivering an exhilarating listen that can’t help but get you nodding your head, whilst drawing attention to a fairly small but brilliant line in obscure twists on a classic genre."

-Mr. Trick / rhythm-incursions.com

DJ Zedvantz displays a crate digger’s determination with these choice cuts. Most of it was beyond my repertoire, but i did catch a snipped of “Meet Miss A” from The Letter People (the A-Ko remix, if i’m not mistaken), which always is a nice touch for the blunted Gen Xers amongst us.

-Chris Daly / oddbloggings.com

The influence of jazz on hip-hop is never as evident as on cuts of the latter that sample the former, and that legacy in transition is rarely as fully fleshed out as on Turntable Jazz, a recent mix by DJ Zedvantz. The set packs together 11 cuts, including a Billie Holiday remix and more great acoustic bass lines, plinkety piano riffs, stripped-bare beats, and guttural scat than you can throw a sampler at. If the Cotton Club had a resident DJ, Turntable Jazz is what he’d sound like on a good night.

- Marc Weidenbaud / disquiet.com

Toronto-based DJ proves to be a deep connoisseur of both jazz and turntablism, and of where one half should meet the other.

- Helder Gomes / properlychilled.com

Blogosféra patří mezi nejzajímavější místa virtuálního světa. Vytvářejí ji fanoušci pro fanoušky, a tak je jasné, že pro vás mají vždy to nejlepší. Při mém posledním surfování po blozích jsem narazil na mixtape se zajímavě znějícím názvem Turntable Jazz.
Dílo Turntable Jazz zcela vystihuje jeho jméno. Jedná se o mixtape, který propojuje staré jazzové šlágry s hiphopovými groovy, jedná se o mixtape, kde DJ mluví rukama. Zedvantz namíchal Turntable Jazz již v loňském roce. Vzhledem k tomu, že jsem na českých webech neobjevil jedinou zmínku, která by se ho týkala, rozhodl jsem se, že ho nemůžu nezprostředkovat dál. Turntable Jazz je totiž především naprosto úžasný.

-Ravenak / metancity.com (Czech Republic )

Tornamesas, glamour, estilo y mucho jazz en formato Mixtape es el que nos ofrece en este excelente trabajo este dj originario de Toronto, que se titula “Turntable Jazz” son 11 tracks de temas clásicos, un remix de Billie Holiday y apariciones de Cut Chemist & Nu-Mark, en poco mas de 35 minutos donde da un pequeño pero no menos intenso recorrido por el jazz y la destreza del dj en las mezclas.

- www.inqbo.net/theweedbrothers (Spain)


released April 22, 2008

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