Jazzanova in Houston
Last night I got to hear a DJ set by Alexander Barck (one of six members of Jazzanova) out at a club. There were _maybe_ a hundred people there. Which is either surprising, because hey, Jazzanova, they've produced and remixed a ton of great tracks over the last 15 years and have drastically influenced electronic and dancefloor music; *or* hey, it's par for the course for Houston (especially on a Wednesday night). Anyway, his set spanned a variety of genres (as I would have expected) although the majority of the set was focused on house/nu-jazz/latin house. Truthfully, he wasn't a stellar DJ, just above average. But the selections - almost every song he dropped was a burner. There was some crazy remix of some Prince song (I think) and he threw down some old school hip-hop (Spoonie Gee, I think) and he hit us with the Brazilian sambas - the list could go on. Like Cosmo once said, "If you have that kind of ammunition, all you have to do is pull the trigger." It looked like everyone there was having a good time; it's only too bad there weren't more people.