Magic Johnson
by Max Graef & Glenn Astro

— Released 4th December 2015

Berliners Max Graef and Glenn Astro make their debut on Ninja Tune with a pair of infectiously danceable jams - the bustling mutant jazz workout "Magic Johnson" and a moodier, sleeker dub on the flip ("Tape Johnson").

Without really trying, the duo have built a sterling reputation for crafting scruffy disco-tinged house bangers and dusty downtempo excursions, releasing independently for the excellent Danish label Tartelet; the OYE Records-affiliated Box Aus Holz imprint; Brandt Brau...

Berliners Max Graef and Glenn Astro make their debut on Ninja Tune with a pair of infectiously danceable jams - the bustling mutant jazz workout "Magic Johnson" and a moodier, sleeker dub on the flip ("Tape Johnson").

Without really trying, the duo have built a sterling reputation for crafting scruffy disco-tinged house bangers and dusty downtempo excursions, releasing independently for the excellent Danish label Tartelet; the OYE Records-affiliated Box Aus Holz imprint; Brandt Brauer Frick's "The Gym"; Space Hardware and WotNot Music. Earlier this year Max and Glenn joined forces to form Money $ex Records - an outlet for outings from their extended family.

The swing is reminiscent of Moodymann and Pépé Bradock on the one hand, but their approach to production is firmly rooted in hip-hop's cut-and-paste aesthetic and a healthy desire to emulate Madlib and J Dilla's grit and rough 'n' ready character. It's worth noting, however, that the duo sample sparingly, instead putting the focus on their own musicianship to create the instantaneous melodies that lie at the heart of their shabby, loveably wonky and instantly likeable dancefloor jams.

Magic Johnson
by Max Graef & Glenn Astro

— Released 4th December 2015

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12" (ZEN12426)
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THE YARD WORK SIMULATOR REMIXES 12" + MAGIC JOHNSON 12" (ZENBUNDLE12426)

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1 x The Yard Work Simulator Remixes 12" (ZEN12449)
1 x Magic Johnson 12" (ZEN12426)

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12" (ZEN12426)
£8.00
MP3 (ZENDNLS426)
£1.30
16-bit WAV (ZENDNLS426W)
£2.10

Buy bundle

THE YARD WORK SIMULATOR REMIXES 12" + MAGIC JOHNSON 12" (ZENBUNDLE12426)

Contains:
1 x The Yard Work Simulator Remixes 12" (ZEN12449)
1 x Magic Johnson 12" (ZEN12426)

More Info

£ 16.00 £14.00

Tracklist

  • 12"
  • MP3
  • 16-bit WAV
  1. 1
    Magic Johnson
  2. 2
    Tape Johnson
  3.  
    Play All (2)
  1. 1
    Magic Johnson
  2. 2
    Tape Johnson
  3.  
    Play All (2)
  1. 1
    Magic Johnson
  2. 2
    Tape Johnson
  3.  
    Play All (2)

Berliners Max Graef and Glenn Astro make their debut on Ninja Tune with a pair of infectiously danceable jams - the bustling mutant jazz workout "Magic Johnson" and a moodier, sleeker dub on the flip ("Tape Johnson").

Without really trying, the duo have built a sterling reputation for crafting scruffy disco-tinged house bangers and dusty downtempo excursions, releasing independently...

Berliners Max Graef and Glenn Astro make their debut on Ninja Tune with a pair of infectiously danceable jams - the bustling mutant jazz workout "Magic Johnson" and a moodier, sleeker dub on the flip ("Tape Johnson").

Without really trying, the duo have built a sterling reputation for crafting scruffy disco-tinged house bangers and dusty downtempo excursions, releasing independently for the excellent Danish label Tartelet; the OYE Records-affiliated Box Aus Holz imprint; Brandt Brauer Frick's "The Gym"; Space Hardware and WotNot Music. Earlier this year Max and Glenn joined forces to form Money $ex Records - an outlet for outings from their extended family.

The swing is reminiscent of Moodymann and Pépé Bradock on the one hand, but their approach to production is firmly rooted in hip-hop's cut-and-paste aesthetic and a healthy desire to emulate Madlib and J Dilla's grit and rough 'n' ready character. It's worth noting, however, that the duo sample sparingly, instead putting the focus on their own musicianship to create the instantaneous melodies that lie at the heart of their shabby, loveably wonky and instantly likeable dancefloor jams.