Jex Opolis - Gem

  • A return to clubland—or the beach party—celebrating Jex's Canadian homecoming.
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  • On last year’s Net Worth, Jered Stuffco, AKA Jex Opolis, swapped the Italo, disco and house he’s made his name on for earnest lyricism and a songwriter’s sensibility to make his least clubby record to date. His forthcoming LP marks another shift, this time back to "big bass sounds in the club," in his own words. But this isn't a total 180. While "Gem" is built around a zippy breakbeat, the lead synthline channels his poppier tendencies, and the sort of "Mentasm" stabs feel more backyard BBQ than Berghain.