Kabanjak meets Protassov - Grow EP 1

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Artist: Kabanjak meets Protassov
Cat.No: SR12 006
Format: 12" & Digital

01. Protassov - Cruise Control (feat. The Jungle Brothers)
02. Kabanjak - Clap Your Hands
03. Kabanjak - Clap Your Hands (Monophonic Remix)
04. Protassov - Cucumber Lounge
05. Protassov - Cucumber Lounge (Kabanjak Remix)

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"All people want to grow always", as German jazzer/comedian Helge Schneider once said in his unique mumble. And he's right. Take Kabanjak and Protassov, Switchstance Recordings' main producers, who have grown strong during the last years with the label. They have also gained respect as remixers for labels such as Stereo Deluxe, Fort Knox, Bastard Jazz, Temposphere or Six Degrees. On the album "Grow", they appear together for the first time.


With its "meets"-concept, "Grow" stands in the tradition of big Dub and Reggae Soundclash albums of the 70s and 80s. Alternately, track by track, Kabanjak and Protassov introduce the listener to the many facets of their work - while creating a diverse and wholesome big picture: Downbeat tunes, Dub and HipHop alongside Funk rollers and NuJazz up to modern Breaks define the spectrum of the sounds of Kabanjak and Protassov on this, their first "own" album.


Switchstance is proud to present the first collabo tunes with the Jungle Brothers on "Grow". The two legendary US rappers Afrika Baby Bam and Mike G have become fans of the sounds of Switchstance and work in the label's studios in Moers and Essen regularly by now.


On the "Grow EP1", their opener "Cruise Control", produced by Protassov, already shows the good ol' JBeez are in top shape. The heavy funkster is followed by another hard-hitting one: "Clap Your Hands" by Kabanjak comes across as a piece of marvellous deep-diggin' breakbeat action with great guitars and flutes. The remix of "Clap Your Hands" was done by Monophonic (Pulver Records), who really freaked those bangin' breaks once more.


Side B shows Protassov at new heights: The "Cucumber Lounge" is a special and unique musical experience. Hard to categorize, it still puts a smile on all those listening closely. Pure bliss! The remix - in true "meets" fashion - comes from our own man Kabanjak, who's taking the "Cucumber Lounge" back to the club and closing the EP nicely at the same time.