Various – Jump Volume 1

May 8, 2016 in Albums

Jump Vol 1 Jump DigitalWe stay in tech-house territory now with the first-ever label comp from As I Am’s London-based imprint Jump Digital.

While it’d be fair to file the album under ‘tech-house’ generally, I should also say that there is actually some variety on offer here. Opener Baby Boo by Jesse James, for instance, comes on like a late-90s speed garage remix of Destiny’s Child or TLC, while Digital Three’s Dope has distinct echoes of Brit-house from the mid-90s. But overall, big bouncy tech-house bizniss is the general order of the day, with Argy Kay’s Answer and Behic Fellowes’ sinuous, acid-tinged Alright particularly worthy of your attention.

A great collection from a label I’ll be keeping a closer eye on in future!

Out: This week

About: You can find Jump Digital on Soundcloud and Facebook.

Jesse James – Stick ‘Em

March 30, 2014 in Singles

Jesse James Stick 'Em Arch 44Three mixes to choose from on this latest from London’s Arch 44 Music.

In its Original form, Stick ‘Em is a strutty tech-house cut with a relentlessly throbbing b-line and a hip-house style “stick ’em high” vocal. The Emeskay Remix is a notch or two pacier and bassier, but the mix that made me smile the most here comes from AS I AM… with its Mad Stuntman-ish “br-rrr” vocal (or ‘linguolabial trill’, if you prefer) and cascading synth/piano chords, there are definite echoes of 1994 on this one!

Out: This week (on general release, though it’s been on Beatport for a week or two)

About: You can find Arch 44 on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.