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Slow Motion

by Minus 8

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about

For considerable time Minus 8 stands for reduced pace and Downtempo music.
Is Downtempo coming back? In contrast to the tempo delusion of DJs and the hectic lifechanges, the answer is yes. At some time someone will announce the revival of '90s Downbeat music again - however - Minus 8 always was a part of it.: warm, jazzy sounds, organic rhythms, smart vocals and sometimes even a little bit of funkyness - but yet, always in a well temperated manner.
He uses his DJ-experience gained in different genres like Hip Hop, Drum&Bass, Latin, Funk and Jazz to create a round and homogeneous album as result. "Slow Motion" is without a doubt his most adult album. Even though the tempo increases from time to time towards the end of the album, he never looses himself in arbitrariness or adds another clubtune, instead he integrates it consistently in his overall trademark-sound.
His music definitely has rough edges which stand out in a disarming vacuity.
Producer, DJ and A&R Jan Meyer aka Minus 8 is a true swiss charmer in his metier - and not only in our opinion! His five solo albums already caused enthusiasm: "Beyond" (Inflamabel/Jaboo, 1996), "Beyond Beyond" (Higher Ground, 1998), "Elysian Fields" (Compost, 2000), "Minuit" (Compost, 2002) and "Eclectica" (Stereo DeLuxe 2004).
You can find numerous of his songs on over 150 compilations e.g. "DJ Kicks", "Cafe Del Mar", "Glücklich 4", "Hotel Costes", "Fashion Week", "Afrotonic" - an indicator for his enormous musical width and popularity.
Apple Macintosh, accordingly Steve Jobs himself, chose a Minus 8 song for their worldwide "Powerbook" commercial campaign. Furthermore there are a couple of smaller commercials using music of Minus 8.
Robert Jan Meyer also started his own compilation-series: "Science Fiction Jazz 1-11 (Vol.1 at the same time, was the beginning of the "Mole Listening Pearls"- Label) and "Batucada 1-3". He compiled the 2-CD "Blue Note Weekend" for the renomated Jazz-Label "Blue Note" and two more samplers on the japanese market.

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released May 29, 2009

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Compost Records Munich, Germany

>25 years
>800 catalogue releases
>8000 songs and remixes
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