"Tan Qi" ("Explore the Unusual") is the first album from' The Beijing Gang' which consists of a number of high profile Chinese classical musicians and producer / composer Chris Bemand. Tan Qi is a clever, quirky fusion of classical Chinese instruments paired with contemporary beats as has ever been heard before. Chris recorded in Beijing with a handful of virtuoso musicians from Peking Opera and the resulting blend is original and unique "a simply breath-taking introduction to the new project by a true innovator"- 9/10 William Munn "original and quirky enough to be pretty much unique" - 8/10 DJ Times "can't imagine a better sound for the first day in the winter"- Electro Boogie Encounter " the beats bend to the classical Chinese, rather than the other way around. The whole is rather lovely".-Acid Ted "absolutely fascinating..." - The Tune
A stylish amalgam of jazzy sophisti-pop, Motown, swinging '60s rock, trip hop and contemporary soul.
"The Acid Lounge" is an album not to be missed. You could loosely refer to it as an acid jazz genre and not be wrong, but the music encompasses so much more with a fusion of funk and techno along with a touch of Mancini. It indeed seems a lifestyle more than music style. Every track is worth listening to; Lizzie's Baloon, Geisha Vampire, Underwater and Smoke in the Cockpit are simply sublime. Smooth, Super Smooooth...
A masterpiece of jazzy beats and dope grooves. Mellow enough to just put on and All the best elements of classic hip-hop (808 boom bap), jazz (tinkling keys and tight drums), funk (tasty guitar licks), and techno (909/electronic warbles) and cooked them up in a heady, irresistible brew of modern dance music spiced up with a dash of African riddims.
A pioneering album from London, Montana Rusa breaks barriers and crosses genres with the greatest of ease" -XLR8R Magazine
"Smooth and sunny samba music that more than tips its hat to the dancefloor" -Straight No Chaser Magazine, UK
"F****ng stunning, just go and buy it!" -DJ Magazine
"Perfect against sun soaked beaches & ting." -LTJ Bukem
"Stunning in the box 5/5. Ker - Pow!" -Yogi Haughton (DJ Magazine)
"Love it, play it everywhere" -Michael Reinboth (Compost)
The whole CD just seduces you into a realm of jazz that is inventive from the beginning A confident band of musicians fresh and easy to the end. Tracks like 'Hijack' 'Honey Dipped' & the best I feel, is 'Thelonious' with downtepo moods,like a soundtrack to an unwritten movie on some really outstanding tracks. They belong in the same stable as 9 Lazy 9's 'Paradise Blown' and Hefner's Residue CD. Be blown away.