Jeff Ozdemir & Friends

KK 082CD KK 082CD

Presented here is the next chapter in the history of Faruk Green keyboardist and co-founder Jeff Özdemir: a compilation of soulful pop- and electronic-inspired music. Özdemir, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer, owns the independent record store 33rpm Store in Berlin and runs the label 33rpm Records with some of his friends. The record store has become part of Özdemir's own musical education, a place to experiment and discover new sounds and new bands. Over the years, his broad exposure to different eras and genres of music has had a strong influence on what he produces. And it's these kinds of influences you'll hear on Jeff Özdemir & Friends, in the chords, rhythms, atmospheres, production styles, and sound aesthetics. A colorful mix of all decades, continents, tempos, and genres, with some fierce micro-grooves. The album includes solo tracks and a handful of collaborations. Faruk Green, Özdemir, and the whole local urban music scene around them are geographically located between the German cities of Bremerhaven, Hamburg, and Berlin, but the dots connect across the globe, in a network that reaches all the way to Vienna, Metz, Helsinki, Istanbul, Minneapolis, Michigan, and Ghana. This compilation is an eclectic and unique album for people who like jazz-funk, indie, the German language, strings, record stores, vinyl, movie soundtracks, Moogs, and pop vocals. Sit back and enjoy the ride. Double LP includes download code and is limited to 300 copies. Includes tracks by Faruk Green, Jeff Özdemir, Lee Buddah, Jeff Özdemir's Halloumi Express, Elyas Khan, Nicholas Desamory, Jeff Özdemir's Weapons of Mass Destruction, Jeff Özdemir With The Adam & Steve Arkestra, James Merle Thomas, Alogte Oho Jonas & His Sounds of Joy, Rimini Sunset, Edwyn Tokyo, Durand Durand, and J.R.Plankton.