PROJECT: DJAZZ (.Org-Onite)
“DJazz” started in 1998 in Zwolle (The Netherlands) when Roelant Hollander and DJ Phaze (Olivier Schreuder) got together to make some Jazz-Hop grooves - inspired by Jazz-hop Projects such as “Jazzmatazz“ (by Guru), "Doo Bop" (Miles Davis), “Buckshot LeFonque” (by Brandford Marsalis) and “Urbanator" (by Michał Urbaniak).
The first live formation (in 2000) featured: Alexander Hartgers (trumpet), Roelant Hollander (sax, composer, programming, project leader), DJ Phaze (turntables), Johan Schipper (Fender Rhodes), Rutger Renden (bass) and Roy Kieftenbelt (percussion). The project stopped to exist when Roelant Hollander immigrated to Bulgaria.
DJazz was revived again at the end of September 2007, specially for the first electronic music (mini) festival of Trip-BeatMiks (an underground electronic music organization founded by Dimitar “VPD” Kalinov and Roelant Hollander) at Comics Club (Varna). The members of the formation were: DJ Emotion and DJ Ivo-but-not (turntables), Chavdar Gochev (guitar) and Roelant Hollander (saxophones, composer, programming, project leader). After that performance the project pauzed again, due to the lack of time and the individual goals of its members.
In 2008 and 2009 Roelant Hollander participated in the Jazzprofilactika project of DJ Emotion, DJ Jijo and DJ Ivo-but-not. This pleasant experience made them decide to revive the DJazz project once again in 2010, DJazz turned into a "Studio Production" by some of the JazzProfilactika members. This time with the following musicians and DJ’s: Roelant Hollander (saxes, composer / arranger / programmer, project leader), Miroslav Petkov (trumpet), DJ Emotion & DJ Jijo (turntablizm) and Ivan “Bastardo” Boyadzhiev (studio engineer – the “ears” of the project). Composing new tracks, re-editing some old pieces from ‘98 and creation of various remixes started again.
Read more on the DJazz website: www.djazz.org
THE MUSIC ....
SUMMERTIME IN BOMBAY (EP) 2010
This EP contains 2 original pieces and 3 remixes, made around 2010 but were never released. In 2015 it was dug them up from the Recording Studio 21 archives and released them (for free) on Bandcamp.
AIN'T SO BLUE (SINGLE) 06.07.2012
Containing an instrumental (feat. Wood) and vocal version (feat. Reggie) of the Nu-Blues piece "Ain't So Blue Blues". Online stores sell the MHN TCP tuned mp3 & wav files.
LISTEN TO ME (UNOFFICIAL REMIX) 2011
An unofficial remix by DJazz of Beloslava's "Slushai Me". You have to contact Beloslava's management to obtain this track, we do not have the rights to distribute it ourselves. Listenable on Soundcloud, MHN TCP tuned.The original version was recorded mixed and mastered at concert pitch A4=440Hz).
A TOUCH OF JAZZ (DJAZZ REMIX) 25.01.2010
The first release “A Touch of Jazz” (released under the label “Musique Tranquille” on 25.01.2010) is a “DJazz’d-up” rebuild (remix) of the Collective Sound Members track “A Touch of Jazz” (2004). Online stores sell the A4=440Hz tuned mp3 & wav files. Listenable on Soundcloud, MHN TCP tuned.