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Chameleon (feat. takumi kaneko from cro magnon)

A 3 track leftfield/idm single (15m 49s) — released December 7th 2009 on Mukatsuku

The 6th and final release of 2009 for Mukatsuku Records is from Japanese producers Makoto & Kez YM. Makoto is perhaps more famous for his involvement with the drum & bass scene since the late 90's and his releases on the Good Looking label.Kez YM is also perhaps better know for his house productions on labels such as 4lux and Yore. Back in 2007 Makoto met KEZ YM at the Red Bull Music Academy in Toronto Canada in 2007.A while later when they were both back in Tokyo they started work on a cover version inspired by Makoto's father who had a large Jazz collection. The original Headhunters version clocked in at 15 minutes so the idea was to construct a new version of the track from the best parts. Later Makoto enlisted the help of Takumi Kaneko from Cro Magnon(Jazzy Sport) to add his Rhodes parts. In March 2009 label manager Nik Weston was in Tokyo and heard Shuya Okino from Kyoto Jazz Massive playing it at The Room Club as part of his DJ set. After meeting Makoto in London a deal was set to release the track on Mukatsuku and alternative versions were made by GUYNAMUKAT (the production duo of Guynamite & Nik )for their boogie-fied remix assisted by the effervescent Shea Soul (MJ Cole/Mark de Clive Lowe/Phil Asher and now part of the UK Funky scene)for a vocal version. The track has already had support from Gilles Peterson & Kevin Beadle who both played it at the recent Southport Weekender and have been supporting on their radio shows plus the likes of Domu, Mr Scruff, Faze Action and Jazzanova .

This label is all about saving the vinyl. Owned and managed by Nik Weston, a music connoisseur his releases have a certain sound. In simple terms it’s all about jazz but updated for the noughties. With three versions of the title track to choose from think jazzy rhodes, boogie vibes and disco. 8 out of 10 - Paathan IDJ

late in the year it may be,but this is definetly a contender for top 10 of the year ! - update

The Headhunters stone cold classic gets attacked by D&B producer Makoto and Kez YM who he met in Toronto. They have taken Herbie's track and distilled it into one of the deepest and most vibrant versions ever made, one can't help but be immersed in one of the warmest bass sounds you could possibly hear. It really is a stunning take on one of THE tunes. The flip sees Guynamukat add the boogie flavours in instrumental and vocal versions. The last 12" of the year from Mukatsuku and a damn fine way to round off 2009 for the label. It's been full of treats this year and I'm certainly looking forward to more Japanese jazz with attitude next year! - pete isaac jelly jazz

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