Flashbaxx Take Care My Friend - Remixes


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Format : 12 inch
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A1. Strangers [Atjazz Remix]

A2. City Lights [Mike Salta & Mortale Remix]

A3. Brooklyn Love Boat [Moods Remix]

B1. City Lights [B.J. Smith Remix]

B2. Alright [Marshall Watson Remix]

B3. Take Care My Friend [Tambores En Benirras Remix]

On its’ release in November 2022, Daniel Stenger’s debut mini-album as Flashbaxx, Take Care My Friend, won plenty of plaudits for its’ enticing blend of jazz-funk instrumentation, audible warmth, effortless musicality, and memorable, sun-soaked songs. Now the set returns in remixed and reworked form, with a sextet of artists taking it in turns to put a new spin on the German producer’s carefully crafted and immaculately executed tracks.

The six-cut vinyl version boasts two revisions that have already made waves on digital download: a genuinely life-affirming hip-hop-soul take on ‘Strangers’ courtesy of East Midlands’ maestro Atjazz, where Katherine Kempf’s smouldering lead vocals rise above head-nodding beats, woozy electric piano chords, yearning horn arrangements and smooth bass guitar, and a sublime Moods mix of ‘Love Boat’ that re-frames the track as a languid, groove-fired shuffle through Balearic jazz-funk territory.

The other four reworks, which are exclusive to this EP, are similarly inspired. Chris Pookah collaboration ‘City Lights’ is given the remix treatment not once, but twice. First NuNorthern Soul regulars Mike Salta and Mortale re-imagine the track as a gently breezy, dusk-ready blend of bouncy, samba-influenced grooves and colourful Balearic nu-disco, before BJ Smith – the first artist to release music on Phil Cooper’s imprint way back in 2012 – takes the track into semi-acoustic, blue-eyed-soul-meets-Balearic jazz-funk territory. Gentle, tactile, and vibrant, it’s a stunning, soul-stirring revision.

To round off the EP, two producers renowned for creating atmospheric, sunrise-ready soundscapes deliver their versions of Stenger’s kaleidoscopic, musically rich aural visions. Marshall Watson handles ‘Alright’, smothering a languid, slow-motion drum machine beat in jazzy double bass, delay-laden electric piano motifs, lazy jazz guitars, rising synth strings and the dreamiest of pads.

Then, to round things off in considerable style, Tambores En Benirras reworks title track ‘Take Care My Friend’, teasing out the track’s inherent musical colour and warmth whilst adding his own distinctive spin. Pleasingly hard to pigeonhole, his remix makes extensive use of deep, dubby bass, Latin-style percussion, leisurely beats, blossoming synth sounds and all manner of effects-laden instrumental flourishes – including guitar solos that recall some of Dave Gilmour’s most laidback, eyes-closed moments. It provides a genuinely brilliant conclusion to an effortlessly impressive set of remixes.


OSUNLADE Nice nice nice.

BILL BREWSTER/ DJ HISTORY Moods mix is the one for me.

DICKY TRISCO Moods is a belter! Diving in

SEAN MCABE/ GOOD VIBRATIONS Wonderful! Really like the Moods remix

STEVE COBBY/ FILA BRAZILLIA The Moods mix is fabulous, full radio support for this modern balearic classic.

DJ SPINNA Pure beauty!

GLENN UNDERGROUND What can i say, it is AtJazz, one of my fav cats in the game

CRAIG SMITH/ 6th BOROUGH PROJECT Love this, great song and always Martin is sonically superb with his remix

LEO MAS Atjazz remix is my fav, nice!
KRYSKO, UK Marshall Watson remix for me, absolute cracker!

MOODYMANC, UK - Alright [Marshall Watson Remix] and Take Care My Friend [Tambores En Benirras Remix] are perfect early doors tracks for me thanks! Lovely!

CHRIS COCO, UK - Super song with a great mix from B.J. Smith

JAYE WARD, UK - Really lovely selection here!! that Marshall Watson remix is very deep!!

DJ SUPERMARKT - Love the vibes. Moods and BJ Smith best for me.

KEN FAN, CAFE DEL MAR, IBIZA - Lovely stuff as always !!!

NICK WARREN - Marshall Watson remix stands out here!

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