Aladdin – Girls In Uniform
Aladdin consists of Nicolas Ker — singer, chaotic poet (known from Poni Hoax, Paris, and his solo project yet to emerge) — and Gilbert Cohen, boss of the Versatile label. The two met in the studio after breaking up with their then-girlfriends, resulting in an album filled with inner pressure.
But thanks to a one-week studio session offered by a brand of energy drink, they met again, Long jam sessions took place, featuring motorik drummer Mark Kerr, bass player Juan de Guillebon, and percussionist Francesco Lopez playing Brazilian percussions like the berimbau, and — hold your breath — the mouth harp.
With a cast alike, you’ll understand the listening experience will be a hybrid one; in between rock, dub, kraut, interrupted by a break in the form of a strange fairy tale… Trevor Jackson has been a staunch supporter of the previous album, so asking him for a remix was an obvious choice. Glorified by the success of his compilation on the On-U Sound label, he swings in a remix dark as hell but with an unstoppable heavy groove. At last, Gilb’R delivers a smoky dub, one of the first recordings to roll out of his new Amsterdam studio.
A1. Girls In Uniform [Original Mix] – 07:15
A2. Girls In Uniform [Graal Dub] – 03:29
B. Girls In Uniform (Trevor Jackson Mix) – 09:13