The Amsterdam-based producer loves to make "danceable music without it being dance-music"and that's exactly what this tropical-tinged track embodies.
Jasper Cremers, also known as Djosa, is an Amsterdam-based musician/producer who grew up in Rotterdam and started his musical journey there. As a guitar player at first he played in several bands. During this time he met Niels Nieuborg aka Arp Frique aka Nelson, with who Jasper formed the production duo Nelson & Djosa. They started producing for artists such as vocalist Ntjam Rosie and the legendary Surinamese/Dutch flutist Ronald Snijders, the latter recorded the in 2016 released Nelson & Djosa Sessions album with them. This album was all about collaboration and featured artists from all over the globe like Dwight Trible, Azymuth, Orlando Julius, Ed Motta & The Heliocentrics.
Djosa has been actively touring with Arp Frique & Family across the country and beyond during the last 3 years since their critically praised debut album Welcome To The Colourful World Of Arp Frique came out on Rush Hour Music.
The first solo track by Djosa got released in 2019 on the Super Sonic Family vol.1 compilation, an incredible collection of heat by the currently rising Dutch jazz-inspired scene and features artists such as Duke Hugh, Son Swagga, Glenn Gaddum Jr, LEGOVE & Ranie Ribeiro. A highly recommended release for people wanting to get a closer look on the countries' next wave of talent.
'Echoes' is the first episode in his brand-new Djosa Series, a collection of songs where he will take us through his eclectic taste in music. On this particular track the vibe of Brazilian bands such as jazz-funk heroes Azymuth clearly echo throughout the syncopated broken beat drum patterns. Addictive synth-phrases are carefully placed to create those sweet-spots you'll be humming for the rest of the day. We get treated to not one but two versions of this bop. The original mix being a more organic version and the revisited version a little more on the electronic edge. Both just as delightful.
With Amsterdam being deeply in winter and covered in snow right now, it's best to just press play and you'll find yourself at a much warmer place guaranteed. 'Echoes' is out now via Super Sonic Jazz on all digital platforms and we're already looking forward to the next instalment.
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