Pick Of The Week #2: Indigo Jam Unit

After a successful first edition, we’re back with our Pick Of The Week! This time we decided to choose a jazzy/soulful remix for you. It’s a remix of Common’s The Light by a Japanese band called Indigo Jam Unit.


Acoustic bass, keys, drums, and added percussion are the instruments that make the jazzy groove of Indigo Jam Unit possible. After releases such as ‘2×2‘, ‘Demonstration Tracks and the album together with Flexlife, called ‘Vintage Black, they are back this year with the EP called Re:Common‘.

You can compare it withRe:Generations, the album with artists as Cut Chemist, The Roots and Cee-Lo remixing Nat King Cole songs with their own twist.


With Indigo Jam Unit’s live jazzy touch, they remixed several tracks by Common (also known as Common Sense in the early stage of his career). The results are very fresh and completely different than Common’s original songs. Check out a snippet of their remix of ‘The Light’, in our opinion their best:

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And next to our Pick Of The Week, every week we provide you with some extra content. This time we want to share other solid Common remixes with you. It’s kind of cliché to find Common remixes but we made a collection of good ones, in no particular order:

Common – The Light (Kero One Remix)

Common – The Corner ’09 (Beatnick & K-Salaam Remix)

Common – I Used To Love H.E.R. (DJ Deckstream Remix)

Omer Saar – Communism (Common Refix)
Note: Track of Omer Saar’s ‘The Green Album’:  remixes with Al Green samples

Common – Doinit (20syl Remix)


Download: Common Remixed (by K-Salaam & Beatnick)
Info: Full album by K-Salaam & Beatnick with remixes of Common tracks.

Download: Freddie Joachim – The Joachim Remixes (Vol. 1,2,3 &4)
Info: Free remixes by Freddie Joachim, including some Common songs!

Download: Common – Universal Mind Control (King Most Remix)
Info: King Most did remixes for several tracks by Common. Check out Pluglabel for more goodness!

More info: Indigo Jam Unit