Chris Bangs Launches 2.0 Music

Here's something that has just blipped on my radar that may well be worth keeping an eye on. For those of you with a passion for Acid Jazz, the name Chris Bangs should ring a bell or two. Chris was one of the pioneers of the "genre", along with Gilles Peterson and Eddie Piller.

Chris Bangs has just teamed up with Mike Sefton to form a new music publishing & production company called 2.0 Music. Their blurb says
"We are a One-Stop music production and licensing solution for TV / Film / Sync / Sonic Recognition / Branding / Audio tags / Websites / Online ads and Viral marketing / Games etc. We own and/or control every right you will ever need .... Global and Solar System , Present and Future in the masters and publishing, so we can negotiate with our clients for super quick "Copyright Clean" usage. We can also create Bespoke music for special projects, ad campaigns, TV themes and Film."
The website has been launched today, not much happening there yet, but definitely something worth keeping an eye on.

New 2.0 Music Website
Chris Bangs Website
Mike Sefton's Website
2pointzero Music Blog

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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".