boozoo bajou revival

Satta, Dust My Broom… great names to special and delightful albums

Featuring producers Florian Seyberth and Peter Heider, Boozoo Bajou are a downbeat duo from Nuremberg, Germany known for blending inspirations like reggae, dub, Cajun music, folk, jazz, and pop.

They first appeared in 1998 via the Stereo Deluxe label and the single “Night Over Manaus.” The exotic lounge number drew the attention of Richard Dorfmeister, who hired the duo to remix “Chocolate Elvis,” a 1999 single from Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber’s project, Tosca.

That same year, Bajou’s jazzy single “Under My Sensi” became the chill-out tune of choice. It landed on their 2001 debut Satta! a dub-meets-electronica effort suitably named after the Jamaican Patois term for “relax.”

No surprise, then, that their 2003 mix CD Juke Joint skillfully blended Groove ArmadaBurnt FriedmanGregory IsaacsPaul Weller, and John Lee Hooker, or that the same year’s Remixes collection found them working with names like CommonMousse T., and Thievery Corporation.

Their sophomore release, Dust My Broom, landed in 2005 with country-rock hero Tony Joe White appearing on the single “Keep Going,” while Jamaican deejay U-Brown traded lines with Fat Freddy’s Drop singer Joe Dukie on the track “Take It Slow.”

Actually… Take it Slow is one of the great songs of Dust My Broom!

Night from Manaus from Satta takes back to great memories of Lisbon and my first days and nights spent with Ana!

have a look at the lyrics…

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dj still kicks

Fed the cat and hit the park
Chicest, cutest chocolate queen
Looked and smiled right at me

Keep on believing
Keep on believing
Keep on believing
Keep on believing

She said, “Hi” without no sound
Made my head go light and ’round
She was dressed to kill the Pope
And what she did she gave me hope
I smiled back without no sound
I said, “Hi” and left the ground

Keep on believing
Keep on believing – one of my favourite songs of…

one of Kruder & Dorfmeister’s masterpieces!

K&D – DJ Kicks – click here to listen on spotify

DJ Kicks are great albums done by several artists… and this one is one of the best!

DJ-Kicks started out in 1993 as a compilation of electronic DJ -style mixes in the techno or house genres, with the then-novel twist of being targeted to a home listening audience.[2] Soon afterwards, both the choice of compilers and the genres included were expanded: In addition to DJs, more and more producers (like Terranova), remixers (like Kruder & Dorfmeister), bands (like the Stereo MCs) and musicians (like Nicolette) compiled DJ-Kicks albums. The actual music began to vary wildly as well, ranging from Trüby Trio‘s downbeat jazz sound to Kemistry & Storm‘s aggressive drum and bass. Still, all contributions remain broadly within the electronic music genre.


K&D DJ Kicks





In my mission to cleanup my old CD stash, I found a good remix of songs from 1997 to 2000… in a double CD edition – click here to listen!

Jazzanova is a German Berlin-based DJ/producer collective consisting of Alexander Barck, Claas Brieler, Jürgen von Knoblauch, Roskow Kretschmann, Stefan Leisering, and Axel Reinemer. Formed in 1995, the group’s music is characterized by nu jazz, chill-out, and as well as Latin jazz styles. They founded the record label Sonar Kollektiv in 1997.



A lot of time at home makes us finally start something that we always said we would do some day… clean up of old music CDs lying somewhere in some old boxes…

Well, today, in a rainy sunday… the task has started!


Hi Herbert… long time no see!

In 2000, Herbert (aka Matthew Herbert) wrote a manifesto titled Personal Contract for the Composition of Music (Incorporating the Manifest of Mistakes),[12] which served as a theoretical guide for much of his later work. Its goals include a personal ban on using drum machines and pre-existing samples, and ensuring that anything created in the studio can be replicated in live performance.

Many of his less dance-oriented projects (chiefly those not recorded under the name Herbert) address political concerns, using specific objects to create a conceptual piece. His 2001 project as Radio Boy, The Mechanics of Destruction sampled McDonald’s and The Gap merchandise as a protest against corporate globalism. It was made available as a free MP3 download, via concerts and by post from Accidental Records.

In 2005, Herbert released the album Plat du Jour under his real name, Matthew Herbert. The disc addresses commercial food production and marketing.

In February 2006, Herbert helped form the virtual community Country X.[13] In an introduction posted on the website, he writes, “Why not start a country? only this time, a virtual one. free from the necessity to defend its borders physically, we can reduce the violence of exclusion. a new description of resistance.”

Herbert shared some of his thoughts on the future in an article for the UK music magazine Clash, writing “we are facing a perfect storm of shit: global financial meltdown, massive climatic shifts and the end of oil.

Matthew Herbert has produced remixes for numerous artists, including MolokoEnnio MorriconeQuincy JonesPUZZLEBjörkREMPerry FarrellSerge GainsbourgYoko OnoJohn CaleThe Avalanches and Cornelius. He programmed three tracks on Björk‘s Vespertine, and produced The Invisible‘s debut album, along with Moloko singer Róisín Murphy‘s album Ruby Blue. He has also produced albums for MicachuMerz and Finn Peters

He has contributed music to several films, including La confiance règne, Human TrafficDogme 95, director Kristian Levring‘s The Intended, Agathe Cléry, Le Défi (Dance Challenge), A Number, as well as UK television, theatrical and concert dance productions.

Herbert also wrote music for the YouTube documentary film Life in a Day along with prominent composer Harry Gregson-Williams.

In 2010 he produced a new project at the invitation of London Sinfonietta called One Day in which he set to music a Saturday edition of the Guardian newspaper, performed at London’s Southbank Centre in the London Jazz Festival. He went on to create a short encore for the ensemble involving a live remix of a concert at the BBC Proms in 2012 using recordings on mobile phones.

In 2012 he is relaunching the museum of sound at

Also in 2012, he was appointed as the creative director of the newly revived BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Herbert wrote the score for the 2017 film A Fantastic Woman, which was released by Milan Records in January 2018.[15]

In February 2018, the current Doctor Who logo was revealed in a short video clip, with music and sound created by Herbert.

I just love his Bodily Functions Album! (pitchbook review)

Foreign Bodies is one of several great songs that I listened to today… great album to start the music clean-up feast!

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