Jackname Trouble - Light Again EP

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  • No original track on Jackname Trouble's Light Again reaches the four-minute mark. And that's a very good thing. Dance floor utility of the house and techno variety is beside the point. The Polish producer's four tracks here are closest in sound to Los Angeles-style wonky hip-hop, something unexpected (to say the least) from a label helmed by Mothership's Catz N' Dogz. "I Stay," "09.01.09" and "Diamond Chariot" gurgle, bounce and groove at 100 BPM, while "Light Again" finds pleasure in higher BPMs, but nonetheless sounds more like Daedelus than Deetron. It's up to fellow Eastern European rising star KiNK to offer up fodder for those unaccustomed to such tempos in their sets. Like almost everything else he touches these days, it's marvelously fresh and immediately familiar at the same time. KiNK's sound is one that is slowly verging on the cliché: He's seemingly never met a high-pitched, rotating melody he didn't like. Here he goes lower, and to great effect. A bulbous bassline mixes it up with a slightly scratchy string sample, sampled percussion gets cut up in an unmistakably digital way. KiNK's fearless mashing of organic and digital is distinctive for a reason, few are doing it in this way. Or as well.
  • Tracklist
      1. I Stay feat. Antonoise 2. 09.01.09 3. Diamond Chariot 4. Light Again 5. Light Again KiNK Remix