Voodoo Magic

AX 076EP AX 076EP

As electronic music knows no creative boundaries, Spiral Deluxe is clearly a profound and convincing example of what is possible in the times we live in today. Traditionally, they would be considered a musical quartet. Each of the four members contributing to make a special joint effort -- the meeting of minds from different spectrums of the musical sphere, but if you move in closer to examine how each have modified the way they communicate in order to play with each other. A longtime vision of their drummer/percussionist and Jeff Mills. Before becoming the world renown and groundbreaking DJ, producer, and artist he is recognized for, he was a drummer in his youth, which carried on up until he began DJing in the late 1970s. Since then, he had always carried idea to get back to his musical roots. This longtime dream began to surface a few years ago when Mills was bestowed a "white card" residency at the Museum du Le Louvre in Paris. It was there that he found the opportunity to form a band for one night and it opened the doors to a chance to materialize his dream. Since then, the formation has carefully evolved into one might describe as a "super band" -- a group of highly-skilled musicians, working together to reach a higher level of creativity. For example, although members are using electronic instruments, there is no MIDI syncing connection. Each plays their instrument unattached as if any jazz or rock band would play together. Each having a vast amount of experience in live and studio projects, this release displays their wealth of skill and musical knowledge that comes from jazz, funk, pop, gospel, Detroit techno, and all forms of house music. Spiral Deluxe is: Yumiko Ohno - keyboard; Gerald Mitchell - keyboard; Kenji "Jino" Hino - bass guitar; Jeff Mills - drums and percussion. Voodoo Magic is the result of a two-day recording session at the famous Studio Ferber in Paris. Most tracks on this release were recorded in one-take recordings to "capture the moment". "Let It Go" was composed by Spiral Deluxe and features even more masterful artistry of the likes of veteran vocalist Tanya Michelle, with the mix production of the one-and-only Detroit native producer and DJ Terrence Parker. 180 gram vinyl; Axis Audiophile Series; Color gatefold jacket. A and B side: 33 1/3rpm; C and D side: 45rpm.