here is the first extract from "ouest", jason edwards’ firts album. and yes, codeine it is.
had to be after all the buzz and fuzz that came from its inclusion on the dysfunctional family cd. many conservative minds will tell you that jason’s pitched down laudanum folk could not be remixed. the same who did not get codeine on the mixed cd, the same who did not get the cd sleeve, the same always the same. in a way, jason’s music does not need remixes as the idea of slow couple dancing on downers is appealing in itself but here at kill the dj, we are trying to be faithful to our truth. even if it is gonna hurt a few people, truth always does. so, ooooh yeeeah, jason can dance!
he can thank the heroes-in-the-making of tiger timing. TT are johnny burnip (capracara) , legendary purveyor of quality music at the london sounds of the universe emporium (and home to the excellent soul jazz label - check his capracara stuff!), and radovan scasacia, the man behind the über-cool projects secondo and am/pm.
Obscure? not for long guys if we judge by the quality of this mix (god knows if that was a hard one, jason’s original recording having been made at home on a four track).
a note: to all the boys and girls who will fall in love with the stoner chick sample at the end of the mix, it is not from any movie, but johnny’s girlfriend herself.
Jason can also dance thanks to our friend tim paris (expect future collaborations on kill the dj, including a remix of ink and needle, but we’ll come back to that). honestly, we think this is tim’s best yet. he managed to stripped everything down to a minimal groove that jives like a berliner on mother’s little helpers. a proper remix, true to both jason and that murky edge we love and cherish.
thanks to them all then. and of course, thank you.