Jazzpanese Remixes by Karcelen

Karcelen's Jazzpanese album gets remixed by Anika Kunst, Audio Werner, Johnny D, Cabanne, Roger Gerressen, and DJ Sandwich.

Jazzpanese Remixes by Karcelen Photo by Dreams On Wax

Barcelona-based Karcelen has long been crafting deep and minimal soundscapes, as perfectly exemplified late last year by his superb "Jazzpanese" album on Dreams On Wax. Now, it gets reinterpreted by a selection of underground names who are all stylistic references or close friends of his, which makes this such a unique project. They fuse a mix of old-school and contemporary sounds, all with their own identity.

The revered house talent that is Audio Werner kicks off with a remix of "Wanaka" that brings seductive basslines and silky synths to rolling grooves. Resurgent tech house innovator Johnny D then offers a Dirty Remix of "Hentai" that layers up popping synth details and squelchy basslines with whispered female vocals that make for a steamy and alluring vibe. Cult and veteran French minimalist Cabanne brings his signature infectious and striped black rhythm to a dubby remix of "Shinshi."

Dutch talent Roger Gerressen is known for his mastery of loopy rhythms, and that comes to the fore with his dubbed-out and well-swung take on "Kokubo," which is marbled with liquid pads and wet hits. Chapter Records boss and eclectic producer Anika Kunst then worked "Hentai" into a fizzing fusion of Detroit-style hi-tek soul and deeply rooted beats that worked a charm. Barcleona-based YALL, aka DJ Sandwich, then rounds out with a deft touch - his ambient pads swirl around an ice-cold minimal groove to a captivating and vibrant effect.

Karcelen - Jazzpanese Remixes
Release Date 15th March 2024
Label Dreams On Wax

1. Wanaka (Audio Werner Remix)
2. Hentai (Johnny D Dirty Remix)
3. Shinshi (Cabanne Remix)
4. Kokubo (Roger Gerressen Remix)
5. Hentai (Anika Kunst Remix)
6. Nunuk (DJ Sandwich Remix)

Michael Kiechle Born in München. Living currently in Lisboa.