Our search for original rare grooves and danceable jazz for our Revisited 12” series once again has led to a fascinating new “old” gem.
This time we present “Geisha” from the legendary MISSUS BEASTLY, which was formed in 1968 as one of the first German krautjazz bands. In their most creative times these “Space Guerillas” of the jazz rock scene played the music of the after-Mahavishnu-era. Music that stands out of categories: a symbiosis of jazz, rock, funk, fusion.
“Geisha” is a beautiful instrumental rare fusion hymn taken from the cult and hard to get album MISSUS BEASTLY (1974). Driven by an impressively original, solid Drum Bass rhythm structure, with a gentle breeze of Asia influenced moody flutes, all turning into a freak out scenario. In its days “Geisha” has surely turned many flatshares into opium smoking dens.
MEITZ (Sonarkollektiv), supplies the dancefloor update! He is defintely one of the most gifted musicians in Berlin who has proven his talent on Iron Curtain Revisited as well as on many international remix projects (Peace Orchestra, Art Konik, Chari Chari Japan, Phonique).
His version of “Geisha” follows the original downbeat fusion groove, providing it with some supreme keyboard elements and some rhythmic flamboyance. MEITZ is from the generation of extremely versatile musicians / producers who play their instruments as easy as they use the latest technologies to realise their own visions of contemporary music.
cdhw079 | 12inch
A1. Geisha (Meitz remix)
B1. Geisha (Original by Missus Beastly)