20 Jazz Funk Greats is consistently one of the best music blogs out there, and I use the phrase “out there” with due consideration. Never ones to follow any particular sense of grounded narrative or wish to serve us anything as quaint as untainted information, the text that swims with every 20JFG post is almost as good as the music itself. Almost. Much of what lands on 20JFG lands there alone, I’ve yet to find many other references in the Blogverse to Little Claw, Oneohtrix Point Never, Gyratory Systems, Fan Death or Tanlines – maybe I’m just reading the wrong kind of blogs. And if 20JFG did one amazing thing in 2008, it was revealing the majesty of Pocohaunted. Bless ’em.
This week, it feels as if 20JFG have gone positively freaking mainstream by curating a remix EP for Telepathe – a duo that have had many one and zeros committed in their favour to WordPress over the last 12 months. That said, their recent ‘Chrome’s On It’ remix EP was particularly impressive (check the standout Free Blood remix below), with even Mad Decent pulling out a curious and rather fine non-Baltimore-banging remix.
Telepathe – Devil’s Trident (Original Version) | mp3
The 20JFG Remix project features a 12″ (preorder @ Merok) with four mixes of ‘Devil’s Trident’ from Mi Ami, Planningtorock and Teengirl Fantasy, plus newly commissioned video pieces from 20JFG most-loved creative types. [Updated] This one, for the Planningtorock remix, is directed by Dario Pena.
Telepathe – Devil´s Trident (Planningtorock Remix) from Darío Peña on Vimeo.