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Moscow Grooves InstituteMoscow Grooves Institute

The project was created in 1995 by two Moscow musicians Arkady Martinenko (Megapolis, Heat of the Earth, Eject Project) and Boris Nazarov. Within the next several years collective was searching for its own style and sound. Together with the Ministry of Psycho MGI were playing electronic concerts at independent experimental “Substation” radio. 

Mother EarthMother Earth

The UK's "acid jazz" craze gained momentum in the mid-80s, when the original Acid Jazz Records label began to capitalize on the swelling interest in jazz, by encouraging a series of crossover bands who were mixing the music with funk and creating a danceable but harmonically rich, essentially live sound. 

Mr. ScruffMr. Scruff

Mr. Scruff's breakbeat noodlings have been some of the more playful and summery of the British trip-hop lot, with ultra-clean production and an economic approach to sampling distinguishing his music from spliff-tokers and bombasts alike.

New Cool CollectiveNew Cool Collective

In 1993 saxophonist Benjamin Herman began experimenting with DJ Graham B at nightclub Soul Kitchen in Amsterdam. The combination of playing live to spinning records was still unusual then. But the results worked and ended up evolving into the eight-piece New Cool Collective. 

Nicola ConteNicola Conte

Italian DJ / producer Nicola Conte's loungey brand of acid jazz relies extensively on bossa nova, but is also heavily influenced by the swinging soundtracks of Italian films in the '60s and '70s, plus touches of ethnic music and easy listening kitsch reminiscent of Japan's Pizzicato Five.

NighthawksNighthawks

Taking their name from a famous painting by Edward Hopper, the atmospheric jazz duo Nighthawks is comprised of bassist Dal Martino and trumpeter Reiner Winterschladen.

Nils Landgren Funk UnitNils Landgren Funk Unit

1992 saw the first performances and recording of the Nils Landgren “Unit”. The final breakthrough beyond Scandinavia came first in 1994: it was at the Jazz Baltica Festival at Salzau in Germany that the “Unit” became the “Funk Unit”.

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