In the House

In the House

by DJ Jazzy JeffDJ Jazzy Jeff


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The percentage of sophisticated house music (or "deep" house) that is dire and samey is alarmingly high -- higher than most other forms of music. Thankfully, DJ Jazzy Jeff shows throughout the majority of this expansive two-disc mix that he's adept at picking some of the best of the lot. House heads who stay on top of new releases and refer to anything older than a few months as "old" or "played-out" might not be impressed, but time will show that this set is a vibrant reflection of house in the early 2000s. If you find no joy in Ron Trent's mix of Jody Watley's "Saturday," Osunlade's mix of Erro's "Rock Wit U Dub," the Chez mix of Jazztronik's "Samuri," or Trackheadz's "Our Music," you might as well give up on deep house and never go near the stuff again. Jeff also mixes in several long-established underground dance classics, such as Herman Kelly & Life's "Dance to the Drummer's Beat," Nina Simone's "See Line Woman," Cymande's "Bra," and Kool & the Gang's "Open Sesame," and they mingle with the modern material better than expected. With any luck, the set will convert some house-phobic hip-hop fanatics; Jeff is one of the few active hip-hoppers who spins house (modern or otherwise), and he does it very, very well. A bonus disc features six of the tracks from the mix in full, unmixed form.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/2004
Label: Defected
UPC: 0826194005023
catalogNumber: 40050
Rank: 72467

Album Credits

Performance Credits

DJ Jazzy Jeff   Primary Artist
Kerri Chandler   Background Vocals
Gary Hudgins   Keyboards
Luca Barbarossa   Soloist
Luisito Quintero   Percussion
John Beltran   fender rhodes
Ron Trent   Drums
Allen Thomas   Guitar
Gene Perez   Bass
Barney McCall   Keyboards
Vikter Duplaix   Vocals,Background Vocals
Irvin Madden   Bass
Julie McKnight   Track Performer
Selan Lerner   Keyboards,Keyboard Overdubs
Jeff Kellner   Guitar
Jeremy Ellis   Vocals
House Of Rhumba   Percussion
Soul Central   Track Performer
Gabriele Poso   Conga

Technical Credits

Nina Simone   Composer
Kool & the Gang   Composer,Producer
Barry White   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Gene Page   Arranger
Barrett Strong   Composer
Hamilton Bohannon   Composer,Producer
Steven Barkan   Engineer
Ronald Bell   Composer
Kerri Chandler   Composer,Producer
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Frank Kejmar   Engineer
Josh Milan   Composer
P. Patterson   Composer
Alex Sadkin   Producer
"Little" Louie Vega   Producer,Remixing
Norman Whitfield   Composer,Producer
DJ Spen   Arranger,Producer,Remixing
Derrick May   Composer
Paul Elmore   Engineer
Kenny Dope   Composer,Producer,Remixing
John Beltran   Composer
Ron Trent   Arranger,Composer,Producer,drum programming
Brothers of Peace   Engineer
Eric Roberson   Composer
George Bass   Composer
Jose Burgos   Producer
Barney McCall   Composer
DJ Rork   Producer
Herman Kelly   Composer
Vikter Duplaix   Producer
Ryota Nozaki   Composer,Producer
Osunlade   Composer,Instrumentation
DJ Gregory   Composer,Producer
Kevin Hedge   Composer
Paul Timothy   Arranger,Producer
Bruce Sebitlo   Engineer
Gary Hudge   Producer,Remixing
Mike James   Composer
Jay Sealee   Composer
P. Weiss   Engineer
Jeremy Ellis   Composer
Karizma   Arranger,Producer
C. "Karizma" Clayton   Composer
DJ Technic   Producer
Gary Deane   Producer,Remixing

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