Frost and Wagner “Remixes” To Be Released On Sonar Kollektiv

Enjoy the remixes of Berlin’s best Reggae duo FROST & WAGNER with their
first compilation Remixes

Besides their own music productions, notably their wonderful Big Disgrace EP
that came out on Best Seven in 2006, FROST & WAGNER made a name for
themselves as very successful remixers. Their very personal touch is widely
appreciated amongst fans of reggae and dub community and even crossed over
the roots communiry, as they also worked with renowned artists such as
Downbeat heroes TOSCA aka RICHARD DORFMEISTER and RUPERT HUBER of G-stone
Recordings fame, GALLIANO and 2 BANKS OF FOUR mastermind EARL ZINGER and
Soul Queen JOY DENALANE and BEN WESTBEECH amongst many others and with
labels such as G-Stone Recordings, Buback, Sonar Kollektiv, INFRACom,! and
Brownswood Recordings to name but a few.

Remixes starts off with FROST & WAGNER’s Torch Of Freedom. Originally
written by CLEVELAND WATKISS, this song has been rearranged by MATTHIAS
VOGT’s jazz band project RE:JAZZ in 2002. FROST & WAGNER transformed it one
year after into a wonderful slice of Jazz-roots Reggae that features the
lovely voice of Soul diva JOY DENALANE. It is followed by She Walks Alone of
Best Seven’s own EVA BE. Their treat gives a new intensity to the original
tune that appears on EVA BE’s debut album Moving Without Travelling.

Their remix of TAXI’s A Certain Something highlights once again the charming
voice of singer JO LAUNDY with laid-back drum parts and beautiful strings
arrangements. FROST & WAGNER certainly have a thing for female vocals but
male voices are equally inspiring for them and they prove it an impressive
remix of TOSCA’s Superrob that features the soulful organ of EARL ZINGER and
with remixes of BEN WESTBEECH’s So Good Today originally released on GILLES
PETERSON’s Brownswood Recordings, of KABUKI and CLEVELAND WATKISS’s Speed Of
Sound and of JAN DELAY’s Klar, all present on the compilation.

From DEYAMPERT’s The Sweetest Desilusion to ONEJIRU’s We Carry On over to
MATTHIAS VOGT TRIO’s The Look Into Your Eyes, all the remixes of FROST &
WAGNER have these compelling Dub-Reggae grooves that makes you feel good
after a few seconds and makes you dance after a few others. The crowning
glory for Berlin’s Reggae duo comes with their remix of Everything of Sonar
Kollektiv’s own CLARA HILL’s FOLKWAVES. They give a new depth to CLARA’s
voice and build a soothing atmosphere around it with an extra groove that
feels like the sun shining lightly over your head. In eleven tracks FROST &
WAGNER will show you that remixers are wonderful artists too and with The
Remixes Best Seven serves you once again eleven fragments of heaven.

CD:
01 Re:jazz – Torch Of Freedom feat. Joy Denalane 05:08
02 Eva Be – She Walks Alone feat. Pegah Ferydoni 03:19 *
03 Taxi – A Certain Something feat. Jo Laundy 05:54
04 Tosca – Superrob feat. Earl Zinger
05 Ben Westbeech – So Good Today *
06 Kabuki – Speed Of Sound feat. Cleveland Watkiss *
07 Jan Delay – Klar *
08 Matthias Vogt Trio – The Look Into Your Eyes feat. Roger Cicero *
09 Deyampert – The Sweetest Delusion feat. Desney Bailey *
10 Onejiru – We Carry On *
11 Clara Hill’s Folkwaves – Everything **

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

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