Upside Down EP
Label: Sonar Kollektiv
Germany's nu-jazz veterans Jazzanova come out of hibernation with six club-friendly remixes of tracks off their 2008 album Of All The Things. In keeping with the source material and the tenor of the times, dusky chords and shuffling, late-night beats prevail. New York's Holy Ghost! turn "I Can See," featuring Ben Westbeech, into a string- and horn-laden Philly disco tribute, while Berlin's Manuel Tur and Dplay opt for crisp grooves and tense synthesizer swells, a la Carl Craig. Motor City Drum Ensemble's deep, soulful house mix is a standout.