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20 Years of Bastard Jazz

Bastard Jazz
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From its humble beginnings in 2001, the Brooklyn label Bastard Jazz Recordings has trailblazed a unique path in the world of independent record labels. Appealing to both DJs and music fans from all walks of life, BJR has become known for its eclectic sound & community of global artists from Mumbai to Napoli, New York to Kinshasha, who touch on everything from funk to hip-hop, house music to forward thinking beats, soul to jazz and international sounds, along with its unrelenting commitment to the vinyl medium. This November, the label will be celebrating 20 years of operation in various incarnations and are releasing a special compilation and a DJ friendly 4xLP titled '20 Years of Bastard Jazz' filled with brand new cuts from its current roster, plus a selection of catalog material, some of it classic, some of it overlooked, and some of it unpressed. Highlights from the compilation include Australian outfit The Goods, who team up with Steve Spacek (famously of the eponymous British band) on the spacey future soul banger, "FEELS 4 U," while label stalwarts Potatohead People (who recently teamed up with both De La Soul, Jazzy Jeff, and Kaidi Tatham as well as a host of others on their new album) deliver "Bonzai View," with its live instrumentation & technical prowess fused with a head-nodding boom-bap beat the group has become known for. Pittsburgh producer Buscrates delivers "Spotlight," a slinky modern funk / boogie production, while brand new signing POSY gives us "Amai," a delicate beat construction with gorgeous strings, horns and live bass weaving in and out. Notable past catalog on the compilation include LA producer Captain Planet's classic "Un Poquito Mas" featuring Chico Mann (Antibalas, Here Lies Man) which is still being sung along to in clubs worldwide from Mexico City to Berlin 7 years later, and the airy, indie dance vibes of Manatee Commune's "Majestic Diver." Los Angeles producer and talkbox wizard B. Bravo's "Can't Keep My Hands Off You" featuring Reva Devito goes into more sultry territory, while Rumtum's "Tropic Air" gives us a fresh splash of wobbly tape synth and relaxed lo-fi drums. Of course, the club is not left out and the catalog includes dancefloor ready remixes from friends of the label like Jimpster, DJ Spinna, Jacques Renault, and the red hot up & coming Brooklyn duo musclecars. Bastard Jazz started early as so many nascent DJ-oriented imprints come into existence, as founder & president Aaron Schultz just barely out of his teenage years was beginning to find his footing as a DJ in Brooklyn, New York. Culling together a small group of artists early on, the label ran as a side project for many years, releasing a handful of records per year. Following a reorganization & renewed commitment in 2014, the label has experienced exponential growth while moving from a DJ oriented standpoint to an artist focused organization that thrives on signing and nurturing new talent and new sounds, while maintaining a concurrent sonic thread in its music. POC owned with a majority POC artist stable, Bastard Jazz's story is the slow build of a real indie label with a diverse sound & roster from the ground up, through trial and error, listening, learning, and adapting to the times without becoming jaded or losing its original vision. 20 years on, it's still here & stronger than ever.

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Genre

House

Release Date

04.02.2022

Cat No

BJ20YR

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Tech House
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Various
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Muna Musik 010 Muna Musik
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House
12"
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10.95 €
Muna Musik 010 Muna Musik
Indie / Alternative
2-LP
Various
50.95 €
Waves Of Distortion (1990-2022) (Ltd. Red) Two-Piers
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2-LP
Various
50.95 €
Waves Of Distortion (1990-2022) (Ltd. Red) Two-Piers
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2-LP
Various
46.95 €
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2-LP
Various
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Waves Of Distortion (Best Of Shoegaze 1990-2022) Two-Piers
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EP
Various
14.88 €
Atlas Of Penance II Flagelante
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Techno
EP
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Various
14.88 €
Atlas Of Penance II Flagelante
Jazz
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12“
Various
24.95 €
As-Shams Archive Vol. 1 SOUTH AFRICAN JAZZ, FUNK & SOUL 1975-1982 AS SHAMS
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Jazz
12“
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24.95 €
As-Shams Archive Vol. 1 SOUTH AFRICAN JAZZ, FUNK & SOUL 1975-1982 AS SHAMS
Soundtrack
8-LP
Various
294.95 €
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8-LP
Various
294.95 €
Hotline Miami 1 & 2: The Complete Collection (Box) Laced
tba
7"
Captain Planet
15.95 €
Moqueca (feat. Zuzuka Poderosa & Raphael Futura) Bastard Jazz
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7"
Captain Planet
15.95 €
Moqueca (feat. Zuzuka Poderosa & Raphael Futura) Bastard Jazz
tba
LP
Bad Colours
24.95 €
Always With U Bastard Jazz
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LP
Bad Colours
24.95 €
Always With U Bastard Jazz
Nu Funk / Nu Soul
LP
B. Bravo
23.95 €
Vizionz Bastard Jazz
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Funk/Soul
LP
B. Bravo
23.95 €
Vizionz Bastard Jazz
tba
7"
Buscrates
11.95 €
Internal Dialogue Bastard Jazz
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7"
Buscrates
11.95 €
Internal Dialogue Bastard Jazz
Electronica
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12"
Peter Matson
15.95 €
The Right Way Bastard Jazz
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Electronica
12"
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Peter Matson
15.95 €
The Right Way Bastard Jazz
Electronica
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LP
RUMTUM
27.95 €
Isles In Indigo Bastard Jazz
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Electronica
LP
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RUMTUM
27.95 €
Isles In Indigo Bastard Jazz