GABIN - Gabin (2002) / Mr. Freedom (2005)
"Gabin's mixture of chill out, jazz and house is certain to appeal to fans of St. Germain, Dimitri From Paris, Kruder & Dorfmeister, as well as to consumers of the Verve Remixed, Hotel Costes, Cafe Del Mar and Buddha Bar collections. "(Astralwerks)
Filippo Clary & Max Bottini
Downtempo, House, Contemporary Jazz, Easy Listening
GABIN - Gabin (2002)
01 La Maison
02 Une Histoire D'Amoure
03 Doo Uap, Doo Uap, Doo Uap
04 Delire Et Passion
05 Sweet Sadness
06 Mille Et Une Nuit Des Desires
07 Urban Night
08 Gabin Vs Cal's Bluedo
09 Azul Anil
10 Terra Pura
11 House Trip
12 La Maison (Di Battista's Dream)
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"A beautiful and lush downtempo album from French artists Gabin. Perfect to listen to and very easy on the ears. Includes many great tracks like the fun Doo Uap, Doo Uap, Doo Uap. Makes you want to groove slinkily across your living room. I'm sure you have heard many of their tracks on countless compilations like Hotel Costes or other similar lifestyle compilations so you like the tunes and you should go ahead and get this CD and add it to your collection."
"This is one those RARE CDs where every song is a perfect gem. If you like the titles that are recommended because they're "like this" -- then you'll LOVE this one. I gave a copy to a friend who is a school teacher and she said how she would rush to get in her car at the end of the day to switch this on because "it feels like climbing into a warm, relaxing bath." Plus, it has a great mix of medium- and fast-tempo tunes too--all winners!!!"
GABIN - Mr Freedom (2005)
01 Mr Freedom (feat. Edwyn Collins)
02 Into My Soul (feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater)
03 The Other Way Round (feat. China Moses)
04 Bang Bang To The Rock & Roll
05 The Thousand And one Nights (feat. China Moses)
06 It's Gonna Be (feat. Jho Jenkins)
07 Midnight Caffe
08 Just Be Yourself (feat. China Moses)
09 Africa (feat. Lisa Lore)
10 And She's Still Watching Me (feat. China Moses)
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"Italian duo Gabin has done a masterful job of concocting 10 tracks fused with bossa nova, electro-jazz, soul, blues and electronica. Not quite as dance-floor oriented as their debut that brought us "Doowap, Doowap, Doowap", "Mr. Freedom" still has stellar moments that will have you shaking a tail-feather, like the infectious 60s influenced, "Into My Soul", sung marvellously by Dee Dee Bridgewater, and the uplifting "Just Be Yourself" to only name a few. This CD is perfect for your next soiree of bougie wanna-bes--just make sure they bring the vodka!"
"Compared to his first album with 'doo uap', this album takes a completely different approach from its former Buddha Bar Hotel Costes style. To be honest, I am absolutely in love with this album, sadly, China Moses, although has talent, doesn't just quite cut it with jazzy house feel of the music, but overall...I tell you what..this is a feel good album through and through....definitely worth buying!"
Gabin (pronounced GAAH-ban) is the Italian based duo of Filippo Clary and Max Bottini. Their name is a reference to the most popular French actor of the ’30s and ‘40s- Jean Gabin, a classic world-weary screen antihero. It has now been two years since the release of their self-titled debut album featuring the international hit "Doo Uap, Doo Uap, Doo Uap". Quite unexpectedly, this Italian duo found themselves with not only a Top Ten hit in their homeland, but international success around the globe, encompassing over 35 countries from the US to New Zealand; Argentina to Russia. Now, Gabin are back with a seductive new album of blues and blue note-influenced uptempo grooves entitled, Mr. Freedom.
Guest vocalists on Mr. Freedom, include two-time Grammy and Tony winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, former Orange Juice vocalist Edwyn Collins and even Dee Dee Bridgewater's daughter, China Moses. Together this session of guest artists take the Gabin sound from punchy, Art Of Noise-esque rock, to sensual slow jams, to new takes on their signature mixture of groove-filled vibes.
Gabin’s music can be found across the media world: the compilation CD Hotel Costes, cult TV shows like HBO’s Sex And The City and Six Feet Under and high-profile TV commercials for Polaroid and Cinemax. Gabin’s new album, Mr. Freedom marks the first release since the band’s ingenious remix of Peggy Lee's "Fever,” a highlight of the Pink Panther's Penthouse Party CD.
Gabin have left behind the cocktail vibes of their first release, stepped up the beat and released a breathtaking new album combining uptempo jazzy flair with a touch of soul.