De|Phazz is a German based outfit performing a unique blend of Jazz, Soul, Blues, Electronica-Downbeat and Sixty's Swing to create a wonderfully smooth 'hip' sound. Natural Fake is a large eighteen track album and is the latest in the De|Phazz collection. It is packed with tracks, and like the first two releases Godsdog and Death By Chocolate, is filled with a variety of De|Phazz stylings.
Blues and Soul are explored much more extensively in De|Phazz's latest release. There are quite a few tracks with harmonica and saxophone parts. This said however, there is still great emphasis on more up beat, Jazz influenced cuts with great vocals in both English and French.
This is the De|Phazz I remember and I'm very pleased to see them stay loyal to their original sound. This unique cocktail of Jazz, Soul, Blues, Electronica-Downbeat, and Sixtys Lounge Swing continues to create that De|Phazz sound in Natural Fake.
Although not a fan of the Blues (Especially the harmonica and Blues saxophone), I'm happy to see the band exploring new teritory with their latest album.
Although exploring new sounds, De|Phazz have kept loyal to the fans of their first two albums. 'Mambo Craze' is revisited with the album's final track 'Garbo Goodbye' and is a fantastic addition to the Natural Fake mix.
With this I recommend any De|Phazz album. My personal favourites are the first two: GODSDOG & DEATH BY CHOCOLATE. If you are already a De|Phazz fan, you won't be dissapointed by their latest release.
Beautifully bouncy for a party or by the pool, listen and soak up the electric and fun atmosphere that is DE|PHAZZ.