Oh.my.god. I’m.like.a.14.year.old.girl.talking.like.this. Though Caravan Palace‘s stuff is from a little older (2008/2009) it still hits- hard! It’s an absolutely unique and original style of music genre known as electro-swing, and I’m quite sad I hadn’t heard it until now. Blending prohibition era jazz with electronic beats is no easy feat, but the french group did it with style and grace. It’s funky and could go quite nice with new-disco because it just makes you wanna dance! Clash was an EP release of theirs back from October so I guess that’s my selling point to bringing this post to relevance. I’ll be keeping my ears open and try to catch any new sound they release to share! Oh and their other videos are pretty crazy too. Take a listen to Clash below and if you like it download it here!
I can definitely say I feel like I may have saved the best for last. Produced by Mark Ronson, “A La Modeliste” is the Jazz track for RE:GENERATION featuring Erykah Badu, Trombone Shorty, Mos Def, Zigaboo Modeliste, and Members of The Dap Kings. I have always loved jazz music, and growing up in the South I have becoming particularly fond of the jazz that comes out of New Orleans. I also love the multi-talented Mark Ronson. His talents as a DJ, Guitarist, Music Producer, and artist all shine in this track and he helps New Orleans Jazz music shine in an extremely brilliant and innovative way. A great track from the RE:Generation project that makes me hope they continue the project in the future with more artists and genres.
I have nothing but respect for all of these musicians that participated in the RE:Generation project. The work they have done is inspiring and I hope it influences other musicians to take part as well. The goal of the project was to challenge these artists to discover how our musical past is influencing the future, and so I tip my hat to the RE:Generation Music Project. Job well done and mission accomplished.