‘Free-Swinging Jazz Dance’ mix for Magical Mystery Mix

‘Free-Swinging Jazz Dance’ mix for Magical Mystery Mix

Dutch musician Thijsenterprise showed you before: things go in cycles. It’s somewhat the same for his Jazz Swing Dance mix for the amazing Japan-based platform Magical Mystery Mix. He takes it back to his musical roots, and continues the cycle of jazz-fused inspiration with two tracks from his newest Lahringen LP.

For several years, Reinier Thijs (the man behind the unpronounceable alias of Thijsenterprise, with an equally unpronounceable Dutch name) worked at the BIMHUIS, a renowned venue for jazz and improvised music in Amsterdam. Reinier—who also makes killer beats, by the way—played many after-show DJ sessions.

This Jazz Swing Dance mix consists of a “Best Of” selection of those sets, added with a couple of new tunes (including his own take on “Contort Yourself” by James Chance). He calls the selected tracks “free-swinging jazz dance, which you can’t help but dance to. I gain inspiration from these musicians. Not as much for sampling purposes, but more for their urge to innovate.” 

Cover art by Dckne (founder of Magical Mystery Mix)


01. Chris McGregor’s – Brotherhood Of Breath
02. Boody – Dewey Redman
03. Contort Yourself – Thijsenterprise
04. Consecutive Second’s – Alexander Von Schlippenbach
05. New Generation – Albert Ayler
06. Theme de Yoyo – Art Ensemble Of Chicago
07. Where Pathways Meet – Sun Ra
08. Blue Pepper (Far East of the Blues) – Duke Ellington
09. Moanin’ – Charles Mingus
10. Ubabba – Angles 9
11. Take The Coltrane – Blue Notes
12. Barbaric – ICP Orchestra
13. Roland Kirk meets the shuffle monsters in the afternoon – Xero Slingsby & The Works
15. Another Digital Handshake – Thijsenterprise
16. You’ve Got to Have Freedom – Pharoah Sanders
17. I Say A Little Prayer – Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Listen to the Jazz Swing Dance mix at MMM


Dckne – Paradis Artificiels (Guest Mix)

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