Boorane Collaborate on Thru Jazz to Mars

Hip hop beats, soul and a deft assist from Lay-Far on the remix of Thru Jazz to Mars on In-Beat-Ween Music.

Boorane is a collaboration between two Russian soul hackers named Boora and Krane. That whole scene is pretty new to me, but cover the label with a sticky and you could easily pass this off as a lost recording from Atjazz or a lowdown London soul survivor. Thru Jazz To Mars can be divided (if that didn’t go against what I suspect is the entire point here) into a couple of tracks for the hip hop heads, a couple for the housers and a few that are too entangled between the two to make a distinction.

“Find The Way” is the housiest track on here (a collaboration with Lay-Far) and for my money the runaway smash of this record. You can fake a lot of shit with a layer of technology, but the moment when the drums drop out at 3:25 and hold the dancefloor in suspense is both thrilling and a sure sign that someone knows what the fuck they’re doing. The punchyness of the drums recommends this one to both big & small systems and rooms. “Intro Kusok” is a little space age bachelor pad sounds for the modern millennial. “Floor Work” is all about the drums, as the name suggests, and thick, nearly sub-audible bass. “Rhytmah Jazza” is a souled up hip hop and broken beat backroom boiler, with “Starlight” again wrapped so deeply in between the two (and with a bit of Eno sneaking in the back door with his shoes under his arm).