I’ve recently gotten into a [nu] jazz mood randomly finding St. Germain over the summer via youtube related videos. As time progressed, I would find several artists through the St. Germain radio on last.fm and Pandora.
On accident, I stumbled upon (ha) this wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Germain-des-Pr%C3%A9s_Caf%C3%A9
I HIGHLY SUPER DUPERLY RECOMMONEND CHECKING THIS OUT.
I currently am on volume 9 and I promised myself I’d only listen to volume 1 until January, that was three weeks ago (not to mention starting with vol 7, they have 2 discs!). Each album caters to the funky, electronic and smooth audiences of jazz.
TRUST ME, I’m something like a guru when it comes to this and hip-hop. These albums have helped me tremendously fight any symptoms writer’s block would threaten to throw at me. I’ll post three examples right now.
Volume 1 (fan made video)
Volume 7 Disc 1