Room Service, is an apt title as this double CD will keep you behind closed doors for a while. There’s a lot to digest here, but it’s worth the effort and the aftertaste is more than palatable. Disc 1 is the more up-tempo of the two, featuring a selection of deliciously mellow house tracks. The grooves have been marinated in nothing but the finest jazzy, soulful, late night European vibes and release the bittersweet scent of nostalgia epitomized by Taxi’s fine opener "People Come Runnin’." Disc 2 provides a decidedly more downtempo platter of treats. Loungey grooves, languid vocals, organic production and a dash of the exotic make for an intoxicating post-party cocktail. For example, Naomi’s "Kava Kava" is a super-relaxant as the title suggests, dripping dreamy melodic phrases over a deep, hypnotic beat. An excellent package all-around, Mole is proving itself to be a formidable label when it comes to all things mellow and electronic. This one comes highly recommended.
The first jazz record I bought was a Verve compilation of 10 LPs! I saved for more than six months and gave it to myself as a
Christmas present. I was about 18 years old. Since then, my love for jazz has taken me to program the only jazz radio station in
Mexico City, Horizonte 107.9 FM.