it out/ Turn it out Remixed
released independently in 1999, Turn It Out has gone on to sell over
65,000 copies worldwide which is no mean feat for an independent
label. Since then the group have moved on to be signed by the
legendary Blue Note label and have acquired a strong fan base
particularly in Japan. Music wise think of JTQ but with less of a
by the Hammond B-3 organ playing of Neil Evans this album even though
it has three tracks that were recorded live still has a feel of
restrained energy to it. The feeling of lost potential is in virtually
all of the tracks as the talent on display is held back in its
this is why the original album is supplemented by the far more
interesting ‘Turn it
Out Remixed ‘ a real and welcome foray into Hip-Hop, RnB and Soul
featuring DJ Spinna and Me’shell Ndege Ocello and music that
encompasses the present interests of the group as it extends it’s
repertoire to other genres. Amongst the ones to add to your
collection, a superb and very neo-soulful ‘ Arruga de Agua ‘ remix
and extremely funky ‘Steppin’ remix 2000.
is no doubt that this group can make you groove, add a Horn Section as
they did for the first Blue Note album and they would really cook.
Maybe this is what the first album lacked. Still, a good enough
package even if it’s the remixes that will get the most plays. Catch
them live if you can.