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With a wealth of remixes, 12”s and one full-length album under his belt, Martin Iveson has the art of folding jazz into warm house and other electronic beats, down to an art. Labfunk immerses the listener in a graceful nu-jazz world of syncopated bossa beats, and multi-layered harmonies. Iveson’s melodic tinkering gives rise to harmonious textures and organic instrumentation that, as the title suggests, is an ingenious concoction – part studio fabricated, part jazz derived. Clubs, lounges, and your place of dwelling can all groove with equal comfort to the exceptional sounds of Atjazz. The beauty of the album is that you can drop the needle at any point and be assured of a sublime experience. The collaboration with jazz musician Peter Wraight throughout adds an essential dimension, resulting in a sensual meeting between man and machine that defines the Atjazz sound. Plucky basslines are tempered by layers of smooth horns on "All That" and by velvety vocals on "Day 2001", while "Harmony" maintains a delicious groove that allows for soulful vocals to drift over droplets of uplifting sound. Tired of the world? Labfunk transports you into an alternate reality where the inhabitants are friendlier, the climate warmer, and the colors more vivid. Yum.
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop. But nothing has touched my artistic sensiblities like JAZZ! Two years ago I moved to Sarasota, FL where I renewed my focus on my singing career and I was so impressed with the quality, quantity and generousity of talented jazz musicains in the Suncoast area. I soon partnered with piano legend Billy Marcus and his trio with Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. What a blast working with these guys and having them back me up on my first jaz album, Here's To You... which was just released on October 1st. I can't wait to see where the coming year brings me! Check out syniacarrolljazz.com