Re-Set is the first solo outing for Jazzanova founder Alex Barck, marking the first in a series of three vinyl only singles set to precede his début solo album Reunion.
Surprisingly Barck abandons the leftfield indie-jazz stylings of Jazzanova here and goes for something much more electronic and arguably more streamlined. The original mix is built around clean synth-lines and a bubbling bass track. Bristol-based vocalist Pete Josef provides an uplifting soulful vocal and gives the track a wonderfully embracing and elegant feel. It's like Junior Boys on masses of MDMA basically.
Berlin house and techno newcomer Hannes Fischer provides the remix. He applies a deft touch, stripping back the synth and subtly changing the tone. This alternative version is just as cool as the original but plays to a slightly more minimal audience, long chords and a simple drum set keep things going whilst the vocal keeps plenty of space. The release closes out with a warm instrumental of the original.
If Alex can keep the quality this high Reunion will certainly be an album to look out for.
Re-Set is out tomorrow through Reunion, available to order on 12" from Amazon.co.uk [affiliate link]. Stream the original version of 'Re-Set' below: