Since 1997 Germany’s Jazzanova has been bringing us their special brand of deep house, nu jazz and broken beat. I remember spinning a lot of their tunes at Liquids Lounge on College Street, (Now Toi Bar), back when I was a house D.J. I was billed as “and guest” on flyers for Jenneric parties like “The Return of Smooth” with Eric Abelev, Kid Vez and Aaron Mossey. It was a “house” night where we would spin everything from progressive to deep house, bossa and latin house music. Until now, whenever I saw a Jazzanova release I knew to expect a certain sound that would be perfect for spinning along side artists like Joe Claussell, Masters at Work, Miguel Migs and Thievery Corporation.
On October 24th 2008 Jazzanova released their new album “Of All Things” and what I heard kind of shocked me. I was sifting through the records at Play De Record on Yonge Street and Jason Palma who usually grabs a stack of Disco, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop and Funky breaks for me said “Have you heard the new Jazzanova yet?”
“I don’t really play that kind of jazzy deep house stuff anymore” I said. Then he put on the latest single “Let me Show Ya”  and I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Funky Soul ryhthms and beats compareable to the likes of Jamie Lidell, Dwele, Lefities Soul Connection, and Lucinda Sims and The Lone Stars. If you liked Jamie Lidell’s latest opus, “Jim” then I’m sure you’ll dig Jazzanova’s “Of All Things.” Here are the first two singles “Let Me Show Ya'” and “I Can See” and remixes from Henrik Schwarz, Holy Ghost! and Mark E (which sounds a lot more like the old Jazzanova). Enjoy!



Common / Start The Show
D.J. Babu feat. MF Doom & Sean Price / The Unexpected
Smif n’ Wessun / Sound Bwoy Bureil
Prefuse 73 / Eve of Destruct
Dialog from The Motion Picture Battle Sounds
Dialog from The Motion Picture Rhyme & Reason
Roddy Rod / Take in Stride
eLZhi feat. Royce Da 5’9″ / Motown 25
Sweatshop Union / Don’t be Afraid
Q-Tip / Gettin’ Up
D.J. Design feat. Grip Grand & Phat Kat / Wild Ones
Nas vs. Q.S.O. / Get Down (Rebutz Mashup)
Jazzanova / Let Me Show Ya’
Willie Bobo / Broasted or Fried
Boca 45 / Round & Round
Jamie Lidell / Little Bit Of Feel Good (Mr. Oizo Mix)
Trouble Funk / Drop The Bomb
Vaughan Mason & Crew / Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll Pt.1
Jazzanova / I Can See
Lack of Afro / Wait A Minute

[audio:Jazzanova – Let Me Show Ya.mp3,Jazzanova – Let Me Show Ya (Henrik Schwarz).mp3,Jazzanova – I Can See (Holy Ghost!).mp3,The Splattermonkey Show! Episode # 19.mp3]

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