Boorane – Thru Jazz To Mars (12″)

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Label:In-Beat-Ween Music
Format: LP
Cat: NBTWN006
Released: 22 Jun 16
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)


Lay-Far presents Boorane – Thru Jazz To Mars EP. The project of respected Russian hip-hop beatmakers doing gritty and grainy house music the old-school way. Imagine if Pete Rock was born in Moscow and was producing house, inspired by the Soviet Space Program!

We are very excited 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 godfather of Russian boom bap, no less.

Together with his good friend and long-time collaborator on all fronts Krane, they came up with this 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 movies and documentaries, chopped drum breaks and complex groovy programming – All 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 musical 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 dancefloors, their music has an unmistakable timeless touch, yielding high aspirations and thoughts about space and time.

The vivid example is Find The Way which is a collaboration with the label boss Lay-Far – is 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.

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Additional information

Weight 0.25 kg