Originally formed by Xperimentalist & Gal-Bar-Adon in 2006, Jazzsteppa is the first live dubstep band. The four band members (Gal Bar-Adon: Trombone, MC, effects; Mathieu Pe: Trumpet, Effects; Fred: Laptop, Noise; Xperimentalist: Dj) managed to create a unique sound using their experience as live jazz musicians combined with their ongoing involvement with bass-heavy dance-floor music. The Jazzsteppa Live Set involves both original material & adaptations on a variety of musical genres & themes, emphasizing on the value of the roots from which their music has evolved. The first batch of Tracks (very originally named; one, two, three, four & five) have created quite a buzz, Receiving airplay on many pirate/online radio stations (Played regularly on: React FM, Reload-Radio, Sub FM) & much interest from the Likes of Dj Maxximus, DJ N-type & DJ Distance. Their music has all the strength and the deepness of the dubstep but the live horns brings up a fresh and sensual feeling to these sophisticated rave bangers. Jazzsteppa manage to replicate Jamaican vibes rather convincingly – quite a feat for a group that has emerged form the bleak greyness of Berlin and London. With their release on Hotflush in 2008 (Jakin/Two-12”) and their upcoming 12” on MG77 Recordings including “five” and “America B”(expected end of May 2008)it seems that they’re only beginning to refine their own vision of the genre.
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