Rephrase - Little Victories
Rephrase - Little Victories
(CD) Knowfoowl Records (Australia) FOOWLCD001, 2006-10-21 (Australia & New Zealand), 2007-02-07 (Rest Of World)
03. Old Timer
04. Since 1939
05. Chaase Your Tail (Featuring Vandal)
06. What Have You Been Listening To? (Interlude)
07. Lip Service (Featuring Merenia And Vini Sebastian)
08. The Return Of Jimi Fingers (Featuring Jimi Polar)
09. Funky Little So & So (Featuring Noel Boogiee)
10. What Happens On The Dancefloor Stays On The Dancefloor (Featuring Negus Shabaka)
11. Good Feelin
12. The Likelyhood
13. Chase Your Tail (Featuring Vandal) (All Good Funk Alliance Remix)
Press Release :
Sydney producer Rephrase is back with his second album Little Victories, a remarkable Nu Funk outing that thrusts Jaime Olsen in to the international spotlight of the Funk Breaks scene. Since leaving us with the Beatcoaster album (on Casa Del Discos), Rephrase has been busying himself with remixes for a host of overse as artists and labels and producing incidental music for SBS World Cup football coverage with ex dB Chills bandmates. Earlier in 2006, Knowfoowl Music released the single Boulevard/Good Felelin on vinyl with remixes by Flevans (Tru Thoughts UK) and Parov Stelar (Etage Noir Austria) to rave reviews and club support from heavyhitters like Mo Horizons, Ed Royal and Kraak & Smaak.
Since the singles release in May, the international accolades have continued to pour in, resulting in a slew of releases to be unleashed between now and early 2007. Little Victories is one mans work but has been a collaborative process involving a cast from around the world. Opening with Jellyjam, an old skool hip hop nursery rhyme, Rephrase calls in Pittsburgh MC J. Sands of Lone Catalysts to drop a few classic lines. Before long, you..re in for a rollercoaster ride down the bayou as OldTimer (a bluesy breaksy kind of thing) jets you down the Mississippi. Keeping a nod to the past, future single Since 1939 is a slamming big band breaks number that got all the hips moving when played by Flevans at this years Big Chill Festival. The albums first vocal track is current single Chase Your Tail and features Canadian MC Vandal and is followed by a number of tunes that show Olsen..s range, be it slinky House music or fierce Afro Broken Beat. NYC..s Negus Shabaka destroys the mic by singing, chanting and toasting his way around the hyptnotic and menacing What Happens On The Dancefloor Stays On The Dancefloor.
Local guests include Merenia (signed to Fly Music), Vincent Sebastian (of Watussi) and Rick Robertson (ex D.I.G and eon Beats Project bandleader) who make Lip Service the chatchiest Flute led groover since Wars Spill The wine. Future Classic producer Jimi Polar comes correct on the keys ofboth What Happens On The Dancefloor... and The Return Of Jimi Fingers and fellow Rephrase live bandmate Noel Boogie laces Funky Little So & So and The Likelyhood with a dash of hisdeft cuts.
Our good friends in Washington DC, All Good Funk Alliance (who have a long history of releasing Australian artists like Rephrase, Regal and Flow Dynamics on their Funk Weapons label) give us a second helping of Chase Your Tail as a bonus to the Australian-New Zealand release.
Developed over a year and a half, Little Victories is an accomplished dance album for Australia and its somewhat ironic title should be by no means a sign of things to come for Rephrase. With an epic 2CD remix project in the pipeline, big tings a gwan for this super versatile producer. From his humble beginnings as a member of Kaleidavibe and winning the Roland Groove competition, Jaime Olsen has always impressed fans with his bright and catchy grooves.
The album has already had two tunes licensed to overseas compilations (K Rush Vol 2, -Time Rec Italy and Nova Soul 3 - Germany) and with remixes to suit any format, the appeal of Little Victories is even broader.
Rephrase is the name given to Sydney producer/musician Jaime Olsen.
Starting his production career in 1999, Jaime entered the Australian leg of the Roland Groovemaster competition and won an endorsement allowing him to expand his humble bedroom studio.
Joining forces with an old band mate in 2001 he formed Sydney breaks group Db Chills. They signed their debut album BrokenSound to Stephen Mallinders (Caberet Voltaire) label Offworld Sounds in 2002 and were nominated for a DMA that same year.
With Db Chills taking a break in 2003 Jaime focused on producing his debut solo album Beatcoaster under the name Rephrase.
December 2003 saw the release of a 12 Ep on Sydney label Casa Del Discos. This release managed to fall into the hands of some established djs from around the globe including John Stapleton (Dope on Plastic), Gilles Peterson & Miguel Migs( Nrk )
The album finally dropped in January 2005 with the tracks Mink & The Concert Begins being embraced by local radio stations Triple J and FBI.
Throughout 2005 Rephrase tracks appeared on numerous compilations both here and overseas with the highlight being the inclusion of the track Boulevard on London label Jack to Phonos Who Shot Jacques Laverne Vol. 2 compilation.
2006 looks promising for Rephrase with a new album due in September and a series of 12 releases on Sydney label Knowfoowl as well as a new live line up featuring Jimi Polar on Keys and Noel Boogie supplying the cuts. Also in the pipeline are remixes for Bah Samba, Flevans, Beatphreak, All Good Funk Alliance, Kurtis, Tom Eno & Kidzen
Rephrase - Beatcoaster EP (12", Casa Del Discos Recordings 2003)
Rephrase - Beatcoaster (CD, Casa Del Discos Recordings 2005) Rephrase - Boulevard/Good Feelin' (123, Knowfoowl Records 2006) Rephrase - Little Victories (CD, Knowfoowl Records 2006)
Kidzen - Madstream (Rephrase Mix) (Future Classic 2006)
All Good Funk Alliance - Now Lately (Rephrase Mix) (Funk Weapons 2006)
Ed Royal & Dj Enne - (Rephrase Mix) (Innvision 2006)
TimeWarp Inc. - Afrofunk - (Rephrase Mix) (Timewarp 2006)
Basement Freaks - Street Assassin -(Rephrase Mix) (Music Chicken 2006)
Tom Eno - La Barajura (Rephrase Mix) (Jack To Phono 2006)
Beatphreak - Gospel Nights - (Rephrase Mix) (Jack To Phono 2006)
Bah Samba - Everybody Get Up - (Rephrase Mix) (2006)
Bugz in the Attic - Move Aside - (Rephrase Mix)
Kurtis - Better Than The Real Thing - (Rephrase Mix) (Marli Music 2006)
Cookin' on 3 Burners - Cressy St Breakdown (Rephrase Mix) (Knowfoowl 2005)
Rephrase - Boulevard (Flevans Mix) (Knowfoowl 2006)
Rephrase - Good Feelin' (Parov Stelar's Late Night Dub) (Knowfoowl 2006)
Rephrase - Chase The Tail (All Good Funk Alliance Mix) (Knowfoowl 2006)
Rephrase - Funky Little So & So (Basement Freaks Mix) (Knowfoowl 2006)
Rephrase - The Return of Jimi Fingers (Dj Enne Mix) (Knowfoowl 2006)
Rephrase - What Happens on the Dancefloor, Stays on the Dancefloor (Ed 7 Mix) (2006)
Rephrase - Since 1939 - (K'Bonus Mix)- Knowfoowl 2006