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LATE NIGHT GROOVE SERIES: J. VIEWZ

2009-02-21
Showtime: 12:30AM
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"J.Viewz Live is full of raw energy reaching out towards a pulsating audience."
(Platform Magazine, India, Jan. 07)


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J. Viewz
FEATURING:
Jonathan Dagan, compositions/beats/electronics/guitar
Noa Lembersky, vocals
Urijah, vocals/trumpet/guitar
Yonadav Halevy, drums
Daniel Koren, keyboards

Israeli producer Jonathan Dagan's award winning project arrives for one late night set at the Blue Note. Going from Breakbeat to Jazz, Electro & Reggae - Jonathan and the the 4-piece Live act of J.Viewz features unique combination of live instruments, Vocals, electronic drumbeats, live drums and Turntables.

The first J.Viewz track was released on the “Chillout sessions 2” compilation by Blanco y Negro Music of Spain, alongside Sinead O’Connor, Paul Oakenfold & Massive Attack. This feature has proven to be a great kick-start, given that later that year J.Viewz received many licensing requests from labels based in Germany, UK, Greece, Sweden, Holland, India, Australia, Taiwan, Israel, Russia, USA and more. Some compilations also featured acts like Moloko, Air, Erykah Badu, Mylo and Jill Scott, just to name a few.

In April 2005 the debut album of J.Viewz titled "Muse Breaks" was released worldwide by Deeplay Music. Just before its release, the famous Trance duo "Infected Mushroom" made the perfect teaser for this album: a remix of "Muse Breaks" was released in their album "I'm the Supervisor". The album sold 90,000 copies and made the remix a huge dancefloor hit.

The First single of J.Viewz called "Your Country" has entered numerous charts, including DJ Mag's hype chart, Ministry of Sound's radio chart and DMC UPDATE Chart. The single received excellent reviews in the press, and was played by international radio stations like Kiss100FM, Ministry of Sound radio, Radio 1, and more.

In April 2006 that same single won 3rd place in the International Song Writing Competition under the Dance/Electronica category. According to the New-York Times ISC is “THE songwriting competition to take note of”. In November 2005 J.Viewz was chosen to produce an official remix to Nina Simone. Jonathan chose to remix “See Line Woman” and the result got signed for the jazz remixes series “Rewound & Reworked”.

Another interesting collaboration appears on the album “Breathing Under Water” by Anoushka Shankar & Kash Kale. The Duo invited Noa, the vocalist of J.Viewz, to sing in their album. The result is the impressive single “Burn”, which opens the album and followed by tracks with Sting, Norah Jones and Ravi Shankar. The above remix has also found its way into the next 2008 release of J.Viewz called The Besides EP

Whilst working on his second studio album - Jonathan realized that this project had many recorded live versions, remixes and cover versions that couldn't fit on its 2nd album and needed to be heard on some format.
This eclectic mini-album, released by Dagan's new label Jorjia Music, maintains the refined sound of Jonathan's project and offers a first fascinating peek to the world of J.Viewz Live.

J.Viewz producer credentials as a remixer are also represented here with 2 remixes; The first is to the ladino vocalist Yasmin Levi and the second is to the legendary Nina Simone. 'The Besides' also features an exciting collaboration with the 3-time Grammy award winning percussionist Glen Velez with a new version of "When Silent it Speaks".

The first single, and the opening track of this EP is a surprising cover version of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal". This cover Drew great interest from the Media and became a play-list song on Ireland's famous radio station U105, as well as great support on KISS FM in the UK. Later on this single was remixed by UK’s DJ collective Bugz in the Attic. This remix is featured in the upcoming release "Smooth Criminal Remixes" – along-side remixes from Chris Simmonds and Israli breakbeat producer S.T.Louder.

 

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