Monday, October 23, 2017

10 essential DJ Spinna remixes

10 essential DJ Spinna remixes / Soulstation – You (DJ Spinna Mix) (West End Records)
Mel Cheren showin’ once more how he still had the ear when relaunching his West End Records in the early 2000’s. Meanwhile bringin’ Micth ‘Big Moses’ & Vince McClean to deliver a couple of goodies on his label. Beginning with ‘Believe’ in 2002. Then the sophomore ‘You’ with mixing work courtesy of DJ Spinna in a soulful jazzy mood…
10 essential DJ Spinna remixes / Down To The Bone feat. Roy Ayers – Electric Vibes (DJ Spinna Remix) (Narada Jazz)
A quick look at the identity of the protagonists almost says it all. From UK Acid Jazz band Down To The Bone (remember their classic ‘Staten Island Groove’). To Roy Ayers scatting along his vibraphone. Not to mention Spinna givin’ it a delicate uptempo twist, therefore turing it into a Jazz/House masterpiece…
10 essential DJ Spinna remixes / Tortured Soul – In My Fantasy (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Remix) (Wonderwax)
Tortured Soul and Spinna have established what stands as a long time relationship. The latter givin’ birth to a bunch of co-productions or remixes. From ‘Why’ to ‘Fall In Love’ and ‘Dirty’. Spinna releasing the subtly contrasted ‘In My Fantasy’ on his Wonderwax label back in 2009…
10 essential DJ Spinna remixes / Goapele – Closer (DJ Spinna Remix) (ABB Records)
More of a downtempo originally, Goapele (Mohlabane)’s soothing ‘Closer’ would turn into a brand new dimension under the expert hands of Spinna. The latter, although boosting it rhythmically speakin’, remainin’ true to the purity of its original lines. And, as a result, delivering one of his most subtle reworks ever…
10 essential DJ Spinna remixes / Black Coffee feat. Tsepo – Never Saw You Coming (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Mix) (Seasons Limited)
What a vibrant song this is. With thanks to Tsepo‘s outstanding performance. Spinna enhancing its emotional content while contrasting lush deep key parts over a darkish synthed bass-driven rhythm pattern. We never saw this comin’, although it still beautifully does!
10 essential DJ Spinna remixes /
Neal Conway feat. Dana Weaver – Fading Away(DJ Spinna Remix) (Makin Moves)

Whatever tricks he may be using, whichever elements he may be injecting, Spinna never ceases surprising. Such as on this stellar rework he did for Basement Boys member Neal Conway along with Dana Weaver. Eventually spicing up the whole with dark synth vibes…

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