Various Artists Sonar Kollektiv 4: All As One Again
- Words: Rachel Shimp
- Label: Sonar Kollektiv
When Jazzanova formed Sonar Kollektiv in 1998, downtempo was drifting toward bachelor pad purgatory, but this compilation of exclusive tracks, teasers from forthcoming records (notably Fat Freddy‘s Drop‘s reggae-infused "Roady") and remixes shows the label‘s many evolutions since. The throaty vocals on Dimlite‘s "Back to the Universe" downshift to a halt before blasting through the cosmos on prog-rock wings, a journey George Levin takes "Inside" with a sultry female response. From AME‘s minimal house treatment of Wahoo‘s "Holding You" to the jazzed-up staccato kick of Faze Liquide‘s "Kirkness" and Outlines‘ "Just A Little Lovin‘," the Kollektiv artists transform retro styles into sexy future soul.
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