Igor Jadranin takes no prisoners with the title track of his EP – the monumental ‘Boulevardd’. This slice of dirty and distorted techno jazz leads you into a very dark place filled with relentless piano breaks punctuated by an unnerving single note string.
‘Hero’ is beautifully crafted with a staggered beat covered by a layer of synths on par with jazz fusion great, Ronnie Foster. A killer break down leads you back into the deceptively simple beats.
For those that like their beats broken, the Mr J’s mix of ‘Middle Proves’ ticks all the boxes. Vocoder interplays teamed with synth, effects and chopped vocals.
Mr Beedle steps up to the plate with his ‘North Street’ mix of ‘Middle Proves’ aided and abetted by Darren Morris and Jo Wallace on production duties. Mr Morris’s keyboard skills come to the fore with some lush, jazz tinged piano and the vocal interludes pay homage to the influence of UK Garage legend Todd Edwards.
A1 – Boulevardd (Mr J’s Time Distorted Mix) A2 – Middle Proves (Mr J’s Original Mix)
B1 – Middle Proves (Ashley Beedle’s North Street Mix B2 – Hero (Mr J’s Original Mix)