With groups like SOIL&"PIMP"SESSIONS, Sleep Walker andQuasimode, Japans seems to be the sole purveyor of club jazz.Whereas at the turn of the century DJs were seen as Gods, theJapanese bands mentioned above have launched a counter-movement.Live music, and particularly jazz, became the new cool on theJapanese club scene in those years. DJs lose ground to spectacularlive music. And also to the jazz from the 60s and 70s thatQuasimode successfully introduces to clubbers, albeit with a slightLatin flavor. Not only does the quartet build on their solidreputation for live performances, they are also able to breakground as a remixing and producer collective. This has not goneunnoticed in this part of the world, as shown by the very highratings on the yearly lists of music gurus like the BBC DJ GillesPeterson.