Tennerz: Mr. V – Somethin’ Wit Jazz (Jimpster Remix) (Razor-N-Tape)
The jam that (almost) started it all for Alix Alvarez and Mr. V‘s Sole Channel Music label back in 2005. With the latter acting as the Master of Ceremony in a unique way.
Now, eleven years after, Jimpster gives it a new life. And, as one might expect from him, the result is 1000% worth the listen, getting the track into another galaxy.
Sounding like inherited from Nina Simone‘s ‘See Line Woman’ as remixed by Kerri Chandler rhythmically speakin’. If not of Slow Supreme‘s ‘Granada’. What an uplifting groove Jimpster brings adding a je ne sais quoi de Stevie Wonder in terms of melody. There’s definitely somethin’ wit Jazz in this. Somethin’ of freedom, as a pmetter of fact, adding much ot it…
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– Experiencing Mr. V’s (aka Victor Font) DJ sets, original productions, or remixes is like taking a trip back in time to Dance Music’s golden age…
Before superstar DJs took over the spotlight, Dance Music was a cultural phenomenon that did what no other form of music could do… Bring people together! It didn’t matter what race or sexual orientation you came from. Why? Because Dance Music was all about embracing our differences and creating a homogeneous vibe. The music was built heavily on traditional song structures and lot of heart and soul. DJ’s played whatever it took to get the party going and the music was never predictable. It is with this classic spirit and enthusiasm that NYC Mr. V targets today’s Dance Music world. Mr. V is a throwback in the purest sense.
Growing up in the 1980’s the open-minded Mr. V got heavily influenced by House, Hip-Hop, Latin, Garage and Disco classics, Rhythm & Blues and Jazz. Despite wanting to be a professional DJ, it wasn’t until he met Louie Vega that he found his calling. “Louie used to have his party called Underground Network. That’s where I discovered a deeper taste for House music. I always wanted to be a DJ. And Louie’s type of music – that whole soulful sound – is what I wanted to play…”
Louie Vega saw the drive and potential in Mr. V and hired him as his assistant at his Masters At Work label. In this position Mr. V was given a rare glimpse into the global dance scene and before long was taking to the decks alongside his mentor.
In addition to his busy DJ schedule Mr. V has also made quite a name for himself as a producer. In 2001, along with Alix Alvarez, Mr. V launched his Sole Channel Music label. An opportunity to release music with complete control and artistic freedom. Standing among their most famous cuts, ‘Somethin’ Wit Jazz’ which got released back in 2005 as the opening cut to Mr. V‘s ‘The Dance Ritual Project’ clearly embodies what the man is about.
Combining his multifaceted skills as a DJ/producer/remixer, and with an ear towards Dance Music’s roots, Mr. V is definitely a name to watch out for!