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Artist: Koka Mass Jazz
Album: Groovy Jam Shoes
Fav Track: Sofia’s Street Lights
Label: Cold Busted
From: Sofia, Bulgaria
Genres: Funk, Acid Jazz
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Koka Mass Jazz is the solo-project-turned-party from Konstantin Katsarski. Katsarski is a sound designer, musician, songwriter, composer, producer, and engineer — he does it all — based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Konstantin could remain a solo artist, but after creating the concept of Koka Mass Jazz in 2013 a band of musicians quickly became involved. Their sound is that of a drunken funk brigade … fun and full of embellishments. Listeners can expect this talented group’s work to cover styles ranging across funky breaks, nu jazz, funk, soul, and even a bit of afro-beat. Much of the music and arrangement of the songs are composed by Katsarski while the lyrics are written by vocalist Denitsa Georgieva.
Konstantin composed music for many bulgarian movies like a ” Mila from Mars” – 2004 (over nine awards at international film festivals), ” The Forecast” -2009, “Laura from morning till night” – 2011 and m.o.
Their first single, “Smile”, made its way onto Cold Busted’s Bust Free compilation before receiving the full remix treatment from the label’s family of beat-smiths in a well-received follow-up release. That just whetted appetites for KMJ’s new twelve track album Groovy Jam Shoes, where the party continues on in true, feel-good funk fashion. It features a barrage of big band energy, jam-packed with highlights. This debut full length on Cold Busted — Groovy Jam Shoes –leaves no doubt that the ‘mass’ in Koka Mass Jazz is short for massive sound.
The New Album ‘Groovy Jam Shoes’ is almost ready on 12” vinyl, CD and for download. (March 31, 2015)