The foremost proprietors of what’s been described as “nu-jazz,” Berlin-based collective known as Jazzanova not only set the template for blending jazz and dance-based electronic music — but have managed to mostly exist in a league of their own over the last decade and a half. The original version of “I Can See” was released a few years ago as the lead track from the group’s 2009 album, All of the Things — but this Flippo Moscatello remix never saw the light until now.
Moscatello twists the tune into an 8-minute disco-jazz house number, eschewing the 60s psych-pop sound that highlighted the original. But it doesn’t stray too far: Vocalist Ben Westbeech’s smooth soul vibe still sounds soulful as it did before but now with an extra shot of groove. Which is probably why the Wurst Music Co. were giddy to get their hands on this ultra-rare remix — they’re releasing it on limited edition vinyl this month with just the song on Side A and no B-Side — a move that only vinyl can carry in highlighting a song’s importance.
Jazzanova - I Can See feat. Ben Westbeech (Flippo Moscatello remix)