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Jehan / Donnie Moustaki - Cool Man Nazz EP

Masterworks Deep Cutz

  • £9.52 ( )
Format: 12 Inch
Catalogue No.: MMDC001
Release Date: August 2020
Genre: House, Jazz

A1 - Jehan – Intro
A2 - Donnie Moustaki – Sarturnian Beer
A3 - Jehan- Lady
B1 - Jehan & Donnie Moustaki – Cool Man Nazz
B2 - Donnie Moustaki – Rock Bottom

After winning over the disco scene in the last five years, Masterworks Music has branched and launched sister label Deep Cutz. And the first release, a five-track EP from Jehan and Donnie, lives up to the name brilliantly.

After an atmospheric intro that hints at the deep, jazz-laced house masterclass to come, it's straight into business with Donnie Moustaki's 'Saturnian Beer' and 'Lady 2000' by Jehan on the A-Side.

Donnie's lead track is full of fluttering arps, dusty kicks and claps and a hazy sunset glow brought on by piano solos and soaring brass. We're not sure what a Saturnian Beer is, but we'll have a four-pack on this evidence, please. 'Lady 2000' meanwhile is a filter-disco groove monster, all live bass action, tippy-tappy percussion and deep house chords.

The B-Side keeps up the momentum on the Deep Cutz EP as Donnie Moustaki and Jehan collaborate on 'Cool Man Nazz.' With a funkier, slower tempo and chunky, driving drums, it's perfect warm-up material to get the toes tapping and the heads nodding.

The EP closes out with Donnie Moustaki's 'Rock Bottom' which goes full-on jazz, all Art Blakey drum rolls, headsnapping bass and righteous piano swirls.

DJ Feedback:

Frank Situation - Nice first release on Deep Cutz! Deep and juicy cuts indeed ...Rock Bottom is a jam but Lady 2000 kicks it for me

Fingerman - nice Harvey Sutherland type vibes. Lovely!

Mark Christopher - Superb release. Every track a winner.

JB Dizzy - Lots of great classic vibes here! Lady 2000 has some lovely swing n grooves

Vagabundo Club Social - love it all!

Leon Elray - Ohhh! it reminds me the old good Acid Jazz Period. Groovy, Jazzy and full of vibes.

Severino HMD – Groovy
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