Alexis Raphael – It’s Kinda jazzy (ep)  

  • Label: Hot Creations
  • Artist: Alexis Raphael
  • Remixers: Dan Ghenacia, Chris Carrier
  • Title: It’s Kind of Jazzy
  • Cat.: SN005
  • Vinyl Release: June 2017
  • Digi Release: –
  • Tracklist :
  1. It’s Kinda Jazzy
  2. It’s Kinda Jazzy (Dan Ghenacia & Chris Carrier Remix)
  3. Strip Off Pm

London star Alexis Raphael returns to Hot Creations with the dance floor killer It’s Kinda Jazzy, with fine French exports Dan Ghenacia and Chris Carrier teaming up to deliver the remix with electrifying results.
Title track It’s Kinda Jazzy is an ultimate peak time weapon. Alexis explains how it’s “a real melting pot of different musical influences that have inspired me over the years. There’s everything from Hip-Hop to 90’s UK House and Garage, Jungle/Drum and Bass, upfront House and Techno and, of course, Jazz.”

On the flip Dan Ghenacia and Chris Carrier deliver a solid remix that keeps the pace, changing gear through trippy turns. Last up, second original track Strip Off lays down the swing with sultry vocal slices. An influential player on the London scene, Alexis Raphael earned his stripes across the pirate radio stations of North and East London during the late 90s and early 00s and went on to hold residencies at legendary London clubs The Cross and Bagley’s. His first release Spaceship was picked up by Hot Creations sub-label Hot Waves in 2011. Since then, he’s had numerous releases and remixes on labels including Jackathon Jams, Of Unsound Mind, Avotre and wow!, Culprit, Get Physical and not forgetting his anthem, I know, on Hot Creations, which clocked up almost 1 million Youtube views.
Dan Ghenacia and Chris Carrier are two of the biggest players on the French underground scene. Dan founded and ran Freak N’Chic for seven years and is now one of the three creative minds behind new label and b2b2b DJ outfit Apollonia.
Chris runs his Adult Only label and is also known as Monsieur Georget releasing more minimal productions. The term ‘power couple’ comes to mind when these two collaborate, with successful releases seen on their labels Apollonia and Adult Only and also on Music For Freaks. The pair continue to provide us with perfect dance floor material with tight grooves and killer production.