Stix Records, a sub-label of Favorite Recordings, proudly presents Jazz-Funk Dub Tribute, a new project by Mato with exclusive Dub versions of some of the most famous Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz, Funk & Fusion tracks.
After the amazing success of his Summer Madness / Maiden Voyage (2021) single, respectively covering Kool & The Gang and Herbie Hancock, Mato got deeper within the American Black Music repertoire. He worked on tracks that can be considered as serious classics of the Jazz-Funk scene.
We all remember the melodies from Eddie Henderson ("Inside You"), WAR ("The World Is A Ghetto"), Weather Report ("Black Market"), Deodato ("Caravan"), Grover Washington Jr. ("Loran's Dance"), Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra ("Midnight Groove"), Herbie Hancock ("Maiden Voyage"), The Meters ("Cissy Strut") or Lonnie Liston Smith ("Visions Of A New World"). Imagine them reworked and tailored by the French dub master. Needless to say, Mato, who’s playing most instruments and synthesizers, did a fantastic job and you’ll be blown when hearing these versions.
Starting his reggae production career in 2006, Thomas Blanchot (aka Mato) has released music through various projects on EDR Records, Big Singles or Makasound... In the meantime, he developed a real trademark: taking over classic French, Hip-Hop, OST, Classical or Pop songs, into roots reggae-dub new versions. Besides, since 2010, Mato has built a solid reputation thanks to his hot remixes of Hip-Hop classics on Stix Records. Last year he also released Scary Dub, which focused on scary movies' soundtracks.
released September 19, 2022
Procuded, arranged and mixed by Mato
All instruments performed by Mato except:
Guitars: Cedryck "Bob" Santens
Flutes: Amina Mezaache
Vocals: Lady Gatica
Saxophone: Yann Jankielewicz
Trumpet: Antoine Berjeaut
Trombone: Thomas Henning
Mato plays on Sonor Drums & Zildjian cymbals, Elka Concorde 811 Organ Sub Bass, Fender Rhodes, Hohner D6, Arp Solina, Pro DGX & JHS Syndrum.
Cedryck "Bob" Santens appears courtesy of Santa Records.
Lady Gatica appears courtesy of L.G records
Recorded at Mato Studio, Paris (FR)
Sound Engineering: Thomas Blanchot
MATO Production - 2022
Mastering by The Carvery (UK)
Artwork by Pascal Rioux
Artwork production by Virgile Raffaëlli
A&R and Executive Producer: Pascal Rioux @ Favorite Recordings
Manufactured and distributed by The Pusher Distribution
STIX Records is a subdivision of Favorite Recordings
(P) 2022 Stix Records
Original songs credits:
Summer Madness (Kool & The Gang) by Kool & the Gang
Inside You (James Mtume) by Eddie Henderson
The World Is A Ghetto (M. D. Dickerson, C. Miller, S. Allen, H. R. Brown, H. E. Scott, L. Oskar, L. Jordan) by WAR
Black Market (J. E. Zawinul) by Weather Report
Caravan (E. K. Ellington, I. Mills, J. Tizol) by Eumir Deodato
Loran's Dance (G. Washington Jr) by Grover Washington Jr.
Midnight Groove (B. White, W. Seastrunk) by Love Unlimited Orchestra
Maiden Voyage (H. Hancock) by Herbie Hancock
Cissy Strut (A. Neville, Z. Modeliste, L. Nocentelli, G. Porter Jr.) by The Meters
Vision Of A New World ( (L. L. Smith) by Lonnie Liston Smith