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Compost Black Label # 63

by Alif Tree

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February 2009 Alif Tree ́s second album “Clockwork” is out, gaining worldwide respect and good quotes. Here is the second remix EP containing the three winner reworks of the “Aurevoir”- remix contest. John Gazoo, Broke and the Homegroove Project could assert themselves against more than 250 competitors, a tough decision!
As a new force on the scene, Düsseldorfer John Gazoo has never as such sought after the stage, or critical recognition. His solo project combines many different musical facets, which stand out and hit heavy, with a versatile concept that is constantly being expanded and refined.
His productions reflect year round musical curiosity, experience and fresh experimen- tation, through which his daily musical perception is formed.

As a graduate Modernist (Mods- English youth culture,) his roots lie in Jazz and Soul; a musical style that is likewise multi-facetted, and the foundation of all his ideas to come, back when John was very young.
When Gilles Peterson once staged an all-nighter in London, John, driven by Jazz Fever, packed a bag, pulled the Vespa out of the garage, and embarked on a club searching road trip – an unforgettable experience of his early youth.
The later ’work’ in record shops during the 90’s deepened his interest in music as a profession –finding new creativity, he discovered House Music, and dedicated himself to studio work. For John, like the whole electronic music movement, Kraftwerk (who occasionally turned up next door in a Düsseldorf studio) were a huge inspiration.


released February 5, 2010

CPT 348-3



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