Sunday, July 29, 2007

Billie Holiday Remixed & Reimagined

Billie Holiday's Remixed & Reimagined showcases the 20th century's preeminent jazz vocalist - and also one of the most important female artists of all time - as never heard before.

The latest installment of this critically-acclaimed series, Billy Holiday's most heartfelt vintage master-tape performances were selected and bestowed upon the most groove-worthy remixers and producers of the 21st century, including DJ Logic, Tony Humphries, Nicodemus, Charles Feelgood, Swingsett, Jazzy Nice, and Organica.

The result of these two worlds colliding is a heart-stopping manifesto of love, beauty, rhythm, and poetry that beguiles, teases, and embraces the sweet spot of absolutely anyone with an open mind.

About the remixers

Mecca the Ladybug - Best known for her contributions in the “hip-hop bebop” movement in the 1990’s, Ladybug Mecca and her group Digable Planets have earned both a Grammy and a Billboard award for their platinum smash album which sampled from both Curtis Mayfield and Sonny Rollins.

Fabio Morgera - Impressive and innovative, trumpeter Fabio Morgera has toured with RnB superstar Maxwell, collaborated with DJ Smash at the legendary dance party Giant Step, and has recorded with many DJ’s including Louie Vega, Eric Kupper, Spinna, and Mark Farina.

Tony Humphries - With over 200 studio remixes spanning his career, Humphries entertains dance music fans with his style of uptempo soul music featuring the unique sounds of Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan, Donna Summer, Karen White, and hundreds more.

Nickodemus - He has deep roots in the NYC dance-funk scene and was the creator of “Turntables on the Hudson” – the groundbreaking first outdoor dance party in NYC that featured genre-mixing spinning and live music.

Madison Park - While best known for their Billboard Dance chart hits, “Ocean Drive” and remake of Roxy Music’s “More Than This”, Madison Park is a growing force on the global dance scene with their pop infused music featuring elements of dance, nu-jazz, and neo-soul

DJ Logic - He started his career of mixing jazz and dance in 1996 with funk trio Martin, Medeski & Wood and has since become the most celebrated of his craft working with everyone from Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, the Allman Brothers, Phish, Soulive, ?uestlove, Sun Ra, Ray Charles, John Mayer, Maroon 5, and countless more.

Organica - Scott Schlachter - The producer and remixer behind the Billboard Dance Chart hits featuring songs by artists such as Billie Holiday, Kurupt, Jayo Felony, and Cubb Rock.

DJ Swingsett - Rated as one of the Top 100 International DJ’s, DJ Swingsett is celebrated for his unique style of mixing that is heavily influenced by nujazz, soul, jazz, hip-hop and breaks.

Takuya - Takuya has gained attention from underground music lovers and dancers for his mixing of moody downtempo pieces with jazz beats, trumpets, keyboards, and his collaborative works with the Organic Grooves house band.

Billie Holiday - Remixed and Re-Imagined
The most heartfelt vintage master-tape performances of Billie Holiday—quite simply, the 20th century’s preeminent jazz vocalist—were selected and then bestowed upon the most groove-worthy remixers of the 21st century. Remixers include Tony Humphries, DJ Logic, Charles Feelgood, Swingsett, Nickodemus, Jazzy Nice, Organica, and more. Also included are trumpet player Fabio Morgera (from the Grammy®-nominated Groove Collective) and Lady Day Mecca (from the Grammy®-winning Digable Planets). The result is this 14-track gem—a heart-stopping manifesto of love, beauty, rhythm and poetry. Had she been born 70 years later, there’s little doubt that this is the kind of soulful sound Billie Holiday would have totally dug. World’s colliding, indeed. But in the most beautiful way possible. [e-card].



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