Borough of Kings feat. Michel Navedo on Trumpet - We Kissed on the A-Train (Nylon Trax)

From Nylon Trax comes Borough of Kings, the long overdue collaboration between label proprietor Jaymz Nylon and his friend Still Phil, resulting in the harmonious “We Kissed On The A-Train.” Jaymz is of course known for his long discography for the likes of Nite Grooves, Irma, Rush Hour, and his own Nylon Recordings imprint. Still Phil (AKA Philip Birks Gillespie) is a New York native who is a former DJ turned producer as well as a jazz drummer with an impressive lineage; he’s second cousin to the the legendary Dizzy Gillespie. Based on an original idea by Still Phil that was sent to Jaymz for some added Nylon magic, “We Kissed On The A-Train” is a gorgeous deep house cut inspired by those many touching New York love stories. Jazzy and restrained, the track features some lovely key-work and melody over a punchy rhythm, as well as the evocative muted trumpet solo’ing of Puerto Rican native Michel Navedo. Currently living in Seattle, Michel is an accomplished and prolific musician with his hand in many projects, and on this cut his trumpet helps to convey the track’s wistful story.

Jaymz Nylon provides the first of a pair of remixes, making things a bit spacey and driving in a combination of strength and lusciousness. It’s a fine deep house moment with swirling pads and a repeating piano motif complementing the trumpet and percussion parts. Brazil’s Leandro P., last heard on his Nylon Trax release “Sinta-se,” next remixes “We Kissed On The A-Train” into an eight minute late night ride. The rhythm track subtly shows the afro-Brazilian influence while the keys and trumpet arrangement bring in echoes of the finest nu-jazz offerings. Sweetness for the deepest DJ’s sets.

Abicah Soul - “Leandro P’s mix takes me away.”
Glenn Underground - “The original is good … very nice!”
Nick Holder - “I’m digging this!”
Mousse T. - “Beauty.”
Daz-I-Kue - “Some soulful deep grooves. The muted trumpet sets it off just right.”
Lars Behrenroth - “The Leandro P remix … nicely done!”
Hippie Torrales - “I’m feeling these tunes.”
Diz (Iz & Diz / Vizual Recordings) - “Deep jazzy bidness!”
DJ Phil T (DJ Times) - “Both the Jaymz Nylon and Leandro P mixes are silky hot.”
Craig Stewart (DCSTrax / Montana & Stewart) - “Yeah, really feelin’ these babies. Beautiful deepness, and the muted trumpet sounds stunning. Great work!”
Christos Kedras (Kapa Music) - “Leandro P’s mix is a real trip … dreamy, jazzy, moody. Quality work, loving it. I will enjoy this for a long time!”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “All three cuts are lovely here … great breezy jazz infused cuts. The Jaymz Nylon mix is the pick for me. Very smart indeed.”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “Super classy jazzy house … deep and emotive.”
Aja Allsop (Ketch-a-Vibe Radio Show) - “Deep and jazzy!”
Bootsy (For The Love Radio Show) - “The original mix does it for me. Cool deep jazz house vibes!”
Tony D’Onghia (Radio Koper-Capodistria) - “Wonderful! The Jaymz Nylon remix adds lushness to a brilliant original.”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - “A sweet kiss on an urban landscape … one of the best deep house releases of the year.”

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