We are very exited to present you the new release on our label: Boorane – “Thru Jazz to Mars” EP!
Although it's the very first EP of the project, these guys can hardly be called newcomers. Boorane members already have the “street” credibility and style with the strong roots and skills in b-boying and djing, dating back to early 2000s, and can easily teach us a thing or two about the art of digging, beats programming, real swing and texture. With previous releases on King Underground Records, Boora is recognized as “the father of Russian beat scene”, no less. Together with his good friend and longtime collaborator on all fronts Krane, they came up with this many-sided work of beauty and depth. Soulful hip-hop beats meet heavily swung house, sophisticated techno and a nice slice of timeless electro, all based on obscure soviet samples, excerpts from long-forgotten scientific and documentary movies, chopped drum breaks and complex groove programming – created with the classic hip-hop set of tools: Akai MPC 3000 and E-Mu SP-1200.
On the metaphorical side of things “Boorane” is the clear reference to “Buran” - the legendary Soviet space program and the eponymous space shuttle! Beyond the mere name – the EP is loaded with sounds, related to the space exploration, including the shuttle engine start at the very beginning of this special music journey, leading us to straight into space with a reassuring hip-hop beat.
Boorane’s music has the capacity to work on so many levels. Being down to earth and clearly physical on the one hand, with the heavy grainy beats and gritty textures that are ready to shake the dance-floors, their music has an unmistakable timeless touch, yielding high aspirations and thoughts about space and time. The vivid example is “Find The Way” - a collaboration with the label boss Lay-Far – a real pacifist manifesto with its reassuring thoughts about the future of the world – “Love has got to find the way” and “step by step” are the phrases effectively repeated as mantras throughout the track, making us believe the prospect is just inevitable! Being influenced by the wide range of musicians, like Theo Parrish, Atjazz, Miles Davis, James Brown, Pete Rock, Dj Premier and notably Soviet jazz scene i.e. Mustafa Zade, Georgiy Garaniyan or Aleksey Kucenko, Boora and Krane find the way to make their deeply-rooted music instantly catchy and likeable, at the same time bringing something unique and refreshing to the scene. Please welcome – Boorane!
Atjazz: “You have fire on your hands… amazing release! :)”
Gilles Peterson: “Find the way…..Sick!”
Ashley Beedle: “Excellent :-)… Trust me - this is an outfit to watch out for”
Karizma: “Really Dope...sticking it on my iPad”
Craig Smith / 6th Borough Project: “Raw, but well produced beats and grooves. Will definitely play these tracks out”.
Inkswel: “Super fresh!”
Kai Alce: “A2 & B1 are DOPE! Thanx for hooking me up!”
XLR8R: "Wow, this release is incredible”
Stamp The Wax: "Hip-house is alive and well in Europe right now, and Boora & Krane are showing Russia does it just as good as Germany. Jazzed up to the nines with plenty of dancefloor swagger."
Renight.com: "What a breath of fresh air amongst the shop-bought cans of auto-tune megalomania embracing the mainstream; a precious little find in the world of underground music.”
Thatmanmonkz: “Ooof!!! Sh*t is dope…kinda like a more soulful and smoother Love $ex Money EP”.
released July 29, 2016
All tracks written & produced by Boorane AKA Boora and Krane,
except for A2 – Produced by Boorane and Lay-Far.
Executive Producer – Alexander Lay-Far.
Mastered by Martin Iveson @ ARCo Labs.
Artwork by K-Feer. Photos by Tanya Shemet.
For further information contact: Inbeatweenmusic@gmail.com
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