Rocksteady Disco is extremely excited to release this multi-faceted EP from one of American dance music’s most prolific musical minds: JKriv. First up, is “Aguaxirê”— a deep Afro-Brazilian house cut in praise of the Yoruban orisha Oya. Full of moody Detroit-style pads, driving percussion, acid basslines, live trumpet (performed by Escort mainstay Nathan Warner), and an expertly plucked sample, this 9 minute odyssey is crafted for ecstatic dance floor use. Moving to the B side, we hear J rework the música popular brasileira classic “Ive Brussel” into a pool-side day party anthem, complete with a full overdub of the bassline by J with his Fender Jazz bass. Following that is a traditional deejay edit of “Deep Cove View”, a breezy and chilled out Brazilian jazz fusion cut with plenty of piano, slap bass, and vocal scatting. J flexes his production, performance, and arrangement prowess here, delivering 3 tracks ready for the party, the after hours, or the after-after hours.
"Now this is a match made in music heaven. Aguaxirê is a burner and when that acid comes in... oof. Can’t wait to see this work a dancefloor. Loving the smoothouts on the flip too." -Bamboozle aka Eli Soul Clap
Supported by Danny Krivit, Zernell [Grimy], Cordell Johnson [Excursions], Dicky Trisco, Chris B, Jose Marquez [Fania / Tribe], Dino Soccio [Pleasure Of Love], Marc Meistro [Sol Power], The Silver Rider [Whiskey Disco], Pete On The Corner, Marty Mars, Craig Smith, Souldynamic, Eli Soul Clap, and more.
released May 17, 2019
Aguaxirê: JKriv plays the Juno 106, Roland SH-101, Minimoog Model D, MPC3000, horn arrangement; Nathan Warner plays the trumpets
Ive Brussel: JKriv plays the Fender Jazz Bass, Maschine; Rob Dipietro plays the surdo, tamborim; Diogo Strausz plays the atabaque
Mastered by Pontchartrain
Artwork by Sandra Leidecker
Rocksteady Disco exists to take you and those you care about on a life-affirming journey that engages your heart space, body
space, and mind space. Producing, curating, and sharing timeless and nuanced music with you is the best way we have found to bring that state of presence. Thanks for sharing the dance floor with us.
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