Jamiroquai Automaton

Automaton

Jamiroquai

Released on March 31, 2017 by Virgin

Main artist: Jamiroquai

Genre: Soul/Funk/R&B > Funk

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Album : 1 disk - 12 tracks Total length : 00:56:56

  1. 1 Shake It On

    Jamiroquai, Main Artist - Jason Kay, Author, Composer, Producer - Matt Johnson, Author, Composer, Engineer, Keyboards, Producer, Programming - Joshua Blair, Engineer - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer - JK, Vocals - Derrick McKenzie, Drums - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar - Rob Harris, Guitar - Sola Akingbola, Percussion - Hazel Fernandes, Background Vocalist - Michelle John, Background Vocalist - Emlyn Singleton, Violin - Emil Chakalov, Violin - Richard George, Violin - Oli Langford, Violin - Patrick Kiernan, Violin - Everton Nelson, Violin - Tom Pigott-Smith, Violin - Ian Humphries, Violin - Warren Zielinski, Violin - Natalia Bonner, Violin - Bruce White, Viola - Kate Musker, Viola - Reiad Chibah, Viola - Adrian Smith, Viola - Ian Burdge, Cello - Chris Worsey, Cello - Simon Hale, String Arranger - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer - BMG Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

  2. 2 Automaton

    Jamiroquai, Main Artist - Jay Kay, Producer - Joshua Blair, Engineer - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer - Mike Spencer, Mixer - JK, Vocals - Matt Johnson, Author, Composer, Engineer, Keyboards, Producer, Programming - Derrick McKenzie, Drums - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar - Rob Harris, Guitar - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer - Jason Kay, Author, Composer - BMG Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

  3. 3 Cloud 9

    Jamiroquai, Main Artist - Jay Kay, Producer - Matt Johnson, Author, Composer, Engineer, Keyboards, Producer, Synthesizer - Joshua Blair, Engineer - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer - JK, Vocals - Derrick McKenzie, Drums - Rob Harris, Guitar - Sola Akingbola, Percussion - Hazel Fernandes, Background Vocalist - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer - Jason Kay, Author, Composer - BMG Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

  4. 4 Superfresh

    Jamiroquai, Main Artist - Jay Kay, Producer - Joshua Blair, Engineer - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer - JK, Vocals - Matt Johnson, Author, Composer, Engineer, Keyboards, Producer, Programming - Derrick McKenzie, Drums - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar - Rob Harris, Guitar - Hazel Fernandes, Background Vocalist - Michelle John, Background Vocalist - Lauraine Mcintosh, Background Vocalist - Valerie Etienne, Background Vocalist - Emlyn Singleton, Violin - Emil Chakalov, Violin - Richard George, Violin - Oli Langford, Violin - Patrick Kiernan, Violin - Everton Nelson, Violin - Tom Pigott-Smith, Violin - Ian Humphries, Violin - Warren Zielinski, Violin - Natalia Bonner, Violin - Bruce White, Viola - Kate Musker, Viola - Reiad Chibah, Viola - Adrian Smith, Viola - Ian Burdge, Cello - Chris Worsey, Cello - Simon Hale, String Arranger - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer - Jason Kay, Author, Composer - BMG Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

  5. 5 Hot Property

    Jamiroquai, Main Artist - Jay Kay, Producer - Joshua Blair, Engineer - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer - JK, Vocals - Matt Johnson, Author, Composer, Engineer, Keyboards, Producer, Synthesizer - Derrick McKenzie, Drums - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar - Rob Harris, Guitar - Michelle John, Background Vocalist - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer - Jason Kay, Author, Composer - BMG Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

  6. 6 Something About You

    Jamiroquai, Main Artist - Jay Kay, Producer - Joshua Blair, Engineer - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer - JK, Vocals - Matt Johnson, Author, Composer, Engineer, Keyboards, Producer, Programming - Derrick McKenzie, Drums - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar - Rob Harris, Guitar - Hazel Fernandes, Background Vocalist - Lauraine Mcintosh, Background Vocalist - Valerie Etienne, Background Vocalist - Emlyn Singleton, Violin - Emil Chakalov, Violin - Richard George, Violin - Oli Langford, Violin - Patrick Kiernan, Violin - Everton Nelson, Violin - Tom Pigott-Smith, Violin - Ian Humphries, Violin - Warren Zielinski, Violin - Natalia Bonner, Violin - Bruce White, Viola - Kate Musker, Viola - Reiad Chibah, Viola - Adrian Smith, Viola - Ian Burdge, Cello - Chris Worsey, Cello - Simon Hale, String Arranger - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer - Jason Kay, Author, Composer - BMG Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

  7. 7 Summer Girl

    Jamiroquai, Main Artist - Jay Kay, Producer - Joshua Blair, Engineer - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer - JK, Vocals - Matt Johnson, Author, Composer, Engineer, Keyboards, Producer - Derrick McKenzie, Drums - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar - Rob Harris, Guitar - Sola Akingbola, Percussion - Hazel Fernandes, Background Vocalist - Lauraine Mcintosh, Background Vocalist - Valerie Etienne, Background Vocalist - Emlyn Singleton, Violin - Emil Chakalov, Violin - Richard George, Violin - Oli Langford, Violin - Patrick Kiernan, Violin - Everton Nelson, Violin - Tom Pigott-Smith, Violin - Ian Humphries, Violin - Warren Zielinski, Violin - Natalia Bonner, Violin - Bruce White, Viola - Kate Musker, Viola - Reiad Chibah, Viola - Adrian Smith, Viola - Ian Burdge, Cello - Chris Worsey, Cello - Simon Hale, String Arranger - Andy Greenwood, Flugelhorn, Trumpet - Johnny Thirkell, Flugelhorn, Trumpet - Dave Bishop, Saxophones - Neil Sidwell, Trombone - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer - Jason Kay, Author, Composer - BMG Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

  8. 8 Nights Out In The Jungle

    Jamiroquai, Main Artist - Jason Kay, Author, Composer, Producer - Joshua Blair, Engineer - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer - JK, Vocals - Matt Johnson, Engineer, Keyboards, Producer - Derrick McKenzie, Drums - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar - Rob Harris, Guitar - Sola Akingbola, Percussion - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer - BMG Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

  9. 9 Dr Buzz

    Jamiroquai, Main Artist - Jay Kay, Producer - Joshua Blair, Engineer - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer - JK, Vocals - Matt Johnson, Author, Composer, Engineer, Keyboards, Producer - Derrick McKenzie, Drums - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar - Rob Harris, Guitar - Sola Akingbola, Percussion - Michelle John, Background Vocalist - Sean Freeman, Tenor Saxophone - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer - Jason Kay, Author, Composer - BMG Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

  10. 10 We Can Do It

    Jamiroquai, Main Artist - Jay Kay, Producer - Matt Johnson, Author, Composer, Engineer, Keyboards, Producer - Joshua Blair, Engineer - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer - JK, Vocals - Derrick McKenzie, Drums - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar - Rob Harris, Guitar - Sola Akingbola, Percussion - Hazel Fernandez, Background Vocalist - Johnny Thirkell, Trumpet - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer - Jason Kay, Author, Composer - BMG Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

  11. 11 Vitamin

    Jamiroquai, Main Artist - Jay Kay, Producer - Joshua Blair, Engineer - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer - JK, Vocals - Matt Johnson, Author, Composer, Engineer, Keyboards, Producer, Programming - Derrick McKenzie, Drums - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar - Rob Harris, Guitar - Sola Akingbola, Percussion - Hazel Fernandes, Background Vocalist - Lauraine Mcintosh, Background Vocalist - Valerie Etienne, Background Vocalist - Emlyn Singleton, Violin - Emil Chakalov, Violin - Richard George, Violin - Oli Langford, Violin - Patrick Kiernan, Violin - Everton Nelson, Violin - Tom Pigott-Smith, Violin - Ian Humphries, Violin - Warren Zielinski, Violin - Natalia Bonner, Violin - Bruce White, Viola - Kate Musker, Viola - Reiad Chibah, Viola - Adrian Smith, Viola - Ian Burdge, Cello - Chris Worsey, Cello - Simon Hale, String Arranger - Andy Greenwood, Flugelhorn, Trumpet - Johnny Thirkell, Flugelhorn, Trumpet - Dave Bishop, Saxophones - Neil Sidwell, Trombone - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer - Jason Kay, Author, Composer - BMG Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

  12. 12 Carla

    Jamiroquai, Main Artist - Jay Kay, Producer - Matt Johnson, Author, Composer, Engineer, Keyboards, Producer - Joshua Blair, Engineer - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer - JK, Vocals - Derrick McKenzie, Drums - Rob Harris, Guitar - Sola Akingbola, Percussion - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer - Jason Kay, Author, Composer - BMG Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

About

As the title implies, Jamiroquai's eighth studio album, 2017's Automaton, is a dancefloor-friendly production inspired as much by lead singer Jay Kay's famous love of sports cars as Giorgio Moroder's synth and drum machine-heavy productions of the '70s and '80s. More broadly, the album also fits into Kay's fascination with the effect technology has both positively and negatively on our lives and on the planet (i.e., 1993's "Emergency on Planet Earth" and 1996's "Virtual Insanity"). Which is to say, this is pretty much the same album Kay has been making since at least 2001's A Funk Odyssey. Here, we get several catchy club-ready singles ("Automaton" and "Cloud 9") front-loaded with a handful of pleasant, often inventive album tracks designed less to rock the charts than for Kay to rock the European tour circuit. To those ends, Automaton works quite well, finding Kay in fluid vocal form and living up to his image as a global, time-traveling, playboy magic-man. Helping Kay conjure the funk magic this time is longtime keyboardist Matt Johnson, who co-produced and co-wrote much of the album. While previous outings found Jamiroquai evincing Moroder's slick robo-funk, Automaton is the closest they've come to making an outright Moroder-style album. Which means that, while the album plays well with the disco end of their output (think "Little L" or "Cosmic Girl"), fans of the group's more organic, analog funk end may come away feeling somewhat compressed. In that sense, Automaton fits nicely alongside similarly inclined works like Daft Punk's own Moroder homage Random Access Memories and Two Door Cinema Club's Gameshow. With Kay's lithe croon at the center, cuts like the aforementioned "Cloud 9" and the steamy "Something About You'' are black-light dancefloor bangers full of pulsing synths, icicle-crisp guitars, and the occasional goosebump-inducing orchestral string flourish. Also infectious are tracks like the Rick James does '70s Europop number "Hot Property" and the humid disco anthem "Summer Girl," replete with a chorus of female backing singers. There are few bands who play classic disco-funk with as much genuine love for the genre and care in the productions as Kay and Jamiroquai. Ultimately, it's that sense of love and good vibes that drives much of Automaton. ~ Matt Collar

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