Cobblestone Jazz ‘Memories (From Where You Are)’

Cobblestone Jazz / Memories (From Where You Are)

Vinyl / Digital 

Wagon Repair / Released August 2011


What does it sound like? 

Matthew Johnson, Tyger Dhula, Danuel Tate and The Mole unveil another slice of smoky Parisian cafe techno, or something along those lines. Taking their name from the seemingly freestyle attitude inherent in the music, Cobblestone Jazz have won hearts and, perhaps more appropriately, minds with dazzling arrangements of the unexpected- tunes for the dancefloor, feet, and little grey cells- and this new effort is amongst their best since the anthemic Traffic Jam dropped in 2009. So that’s distant bleeped hooks, warm organ chords and live, loose, and infinitely catchy drum beats then, here set to vocoder’d lyrics of the indecipherable variety.

Where would I dance to it? 

As one of the most sought after live acts on the planet most clubs worth their weight are keen to host these guys, though whether you find somewhere close to home that has managed to bag them is another question entirely.

What highlights can I expect to hear? 

Well there’s only two tracks, Part One and Part Two. The latter comes out of the starting blocks with the swagger of Tyrant style break, holding the listener on a rather tense verge before finally showing its four four hand, an opening that introduces you to the marginally more downbeat vibe of the second interpretation. Which is great, but we prefer the original to be honest.

Why should I pay for it? 

Vinyl, simple as.

Where can I buy it?