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Girl From Ipanema (incl. Justin Imperiale & Trinidadiandeep Remixes)

Ezel, Tamara Wellons

Makin Moves
MAKIN007 | 2013-09-03  
In the 60’s Antiono Carlos Jobin and Vinius de Moraes created the Brasilian gem “Girl From Ipanema.” Sweet and breezy, the bossa-nova tune was catapulted into immortality by Stan Getz and a very young Astrud Gilberto, turning the track into a Grammy-winning modern standard, heard in café’s and commercials and inspiring folks to make the pilgrimage to the canonized Brasilian beach.

Fast-forward to 2013 and renowned Dominican dance scientist Ezel has taken to re-imagining the standard. Ezel took a break from working as a DJ, producer and songwriter to re-connect with his formal musical studies. After a year in Spain studying, he found himself with newly developed senses and inspired to challenge himself. Ezel gravitated towards one particular standard he encountered in training, “Girl From Ipanema.”

Ezel’s version updates the classic, straying from the traditional notion of what dance and jazz can be. Through a deceitfully simple arrangement, Ezel infuses his rhythm with a jazz sensibility, adding a bit of a twist to the timelessness of the original. Tamara Wellons adds strong, sweet vocals to complete the circle. The single is bolstered by two remixes. Justin Imperiale takes it to the club for his DUBstrumental rendition, putting the song in a stronger dance context while still keeping key melodic and harmonic elements present. Trinidadian Deep Future Vision mix completely strips the song down and rebuilds it with a bugged-out, astral perspective.

“Girl From Ipanema” showcases Ezel’s experimentation and growth. You can practically feel the breeze blowing from the opening notes. This is just the beginning, be on the lookout for more innovation and surprise from Ezel and Makin’ Moves.

Exclusive promos will be available via from 6th August. Full release 3rd September.

Production & writing credits

Arranged and produced by Ezel Feliz
 for Guineé Sound production

Vocals recorded and performed by Tamara Wellons

All instruments and drum programming by Ezel
Composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Written by Vinicius de Moraes
Universal Music Publishing
Tracks 2 & 3 remixed by Justin Imperiale Cabana Recordings
Track 4 remixed by Trinidadiandeep

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DJ Reactions

Jazzie B (BBC Radio London) - Nice, will support on the show
Danny Krivit- Nice interetation of a classic!
Ron Trent - Loving the vibe on the Trini mix
Sef Kombo (BBC 1xtra) - Nice warm Remix from Trinidadiandeep :)
DJ Spinna - Justin's Mix is cool breeze
Raj Selli (Solar Radio) - trinis' deep mix is awesome! - serious music for the serious headz!
Mr V - Trinadadiandeep nailed it, the original is nice too!.
Jose Marquez - Just in time in to keep things warm on the dancefloor during these summer nights. Great reproductions, thanks!
Casamena (Ocha Records) - Diggin Trini's mix
PhatFrank (Various) - what an amazing pack of delcious sounds for the summer.. Trini's mix is my favourite... Thank you
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