Sunday, 9 November 2008

Frost & Wagner - Remixes (Best Seven/Sonar Kollektiv)

Best Seven is a fine imprint from the Berlin based Sonar Kollektiv camp that focuses on distinctly European sounding reggae and dub, which takes its cues from various forms of music. Messers Frost & Wagner bring us an album of reinterpretations of jazzy efforts sourced from the Sonar Kollektiv camp and beyond. The duo make use of reggae and dub techniques, in order to create mixes that may be grounded in the West Indian styles of music, but in a very loose manner. Certain mixes even have more in common with European downbeat music than offbeat dubby grooves. Highs include their proud brass based of Re:jazz’s Torch Of Freedom, the acoustic guitar beauty of She Walks Alone from Eva Be and a buoyant harmonica kissed touch up of Onejiru’s We Carry On. Sweet rootsy reggae, calm dubby grooves and loving downbeat moments dominate on this cool comp from Frost & Wagner, which is ideal for lazy afternoons.


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