Acid Jazz Podcast #4

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01 Groove Collective - Everybody
02 DNote - Same Mistake
03 Instant Cities - Make Up Your Mind
04 Liquid Soul - Equinox
05 Deadbeats - Made In The Shade
06 O.M.U. - Desert in Your Eyes
07 Smoove - Ceefax
08 Em Zeh - Woortsport
09 Perception - Serious Love
10 Palmskin Productions - Spock With A Beard
11 Monday Michiru - Higher
12 Incognito And Carleen Anderson With Ramsey Lewis - Trouble Don't Last Always

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What is Acid Jazz?

Acid jazz (also known as club jazz) is a musical genre that combines elements of soul music, funk, disco, particularly looping beats and modal harmony. It developed over the 1980s and 1990s and could be seen as tacking the sound of jazz-funk onto electronic dance/pop music.

The compositions of groups such as The Brand New Heavies and Incognito often feature chord structures usually associated with Jazz music. The Heavies in particular were known in their early years for beginning their songs as catchy pop and rapidly steering them into jazz territory before "resolving" the composition and thus not losing any pop listeners but successfully "exposing" them to jazz elements in "baby steps".

The acid jazz "movement" is also seen as a "revival" of jazz-funk or jazz fusion or soul jazz by leading DJs such as Norman Jay or Gilles Peterson or Patrick Forge, also known as "rare groove crate diggers".