Trainspotting with Oded Nir & Derrick McKenzie

Suntree Records boss and multi-instrumentalist, Oded Nir & drummer and producer Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai) have been great friends for years, often performing together. After their successful collaboration, ‘Hot Mess’, the duo are back with a new single, ‘Alive’ (taken from Oded’s forthcoming ‘Indoor Life’ album), which features Derrick’s daughter Jenner on vocals. DMCWorld goes Trainspotting with Oded Nir and Derrick McKenzie.

Oded Nir

Oded Nir – Hot Mess (Original Mix) – Suntree Records

This funk track is something I’m very proud of, it’s an all-live track, a studio recording with amazing musicians, from the Jamiroquai band, Derrick McKenzie on drums and Matt Johnson on keyboards, and Massimo Imperatore joined us on guitar. I was listening to a lot to James Brown at the time and wanted to start my new album with groovy funk, working with Jamiroquai’s drummer and keyboard player on a record was a dream come true!

Oded Nir - Hot Mess (Original Mix)

Grant Nelson – Relentless – Swing City

Big G has made a very funky Garage track, this track is beautifully produced, and will make people dance!

Grant Nelson - Relentless

Oded Nir – Sababa Dub (Original Mix) – Suntree Records

Reggae and dub are really one of my favourite genres, I wanted to make a diverse album and Sababa Dub covered my dub needs. It features Amsterdam’s trumpet player Thijs Van Den Geest. ‘Sababa Dub’ is really a layback tune, its probably my personal favourite from my new LP ‘Indoor Life’.

Angelo Ferreri – Ask Yourself (Main Mix) – Soulfuric Trax

Angelo always makes great tracks, this one is really moving, I love the bass line as well, for me naturally it is an important element, the vocal sample is on point too!

The Journey Men, Anna-Marie Johnson (Main Mix) – Wanna Be Down – Rasing Records

Great soulful vibes on this one, funky beats with fantastic vocals, a really smooth groove, and fits bar gigs like a glove.

Derrick McKenzie

Oded Nir & Derrick Mckenzie Ft. Jenner McKenzie –   Alive – Suntree Records

A wonderful track created many years ago whilst living away. The amazing vocals of Jenner MG and Oded’s bass playing make it so hypnotic and relaxing.

Papik, The Soultrend Orch, Micky More & Andy Tee – King Of The Dancefloor (Micky More & Andy Tee Remix Extended) – IRMA Dancefloor

Such an amazing uplifting vibey song, which has great production and such a fabulous vibe to it.

Seamus Haji & Phebe Edwards – Better Come Again – Big Love

That pulsating bass line and energy in the chorus is always a floor filling experience!

Sebb Junior, Karmina Dai, Mr. V – The Menu (Club Mix) – SOLE Channel Music

Beautifully crafted track with great production. And Karmina’s vocals are just stunning!

Kiko Navarro, Angela Johnson, Dj Pippi & Willi Graff   – You Can’t Run From My Love (Extended Mix) – Big Love

love this track with its energy and Angela’s vocals are so so fabulous you can’t help but listen and take notice.

Oded Nir & Derrick McKenzie Ft. Jenner McKenzie ‘Alive’ is released on May 12th 2023 on Suntree Records.