With several collaborations already under their belt, including 2017’s esteemed Implications EP, Gruuv-bosses Audiojack and American-talent Kevin Knapp make a return to Crosstown Rebels in February with Under Your Skin. The release, taken from Audiojack’s forthcoming May album, includes a club edit of the single as well as a remix and dub version courtesy of Hessle Audio mainstay Pearson Sound.
The club cut of Under Your Skin takes the lead, pairing punchy kick-hat combos against a tension-building breakdown before the hard-hitting four-four bassline is swiftly brought back in. The single version comes next, taking no prisoners with a breakbeat backbone that brings Kevin’s lyrics to the forefront, paving the way for UK-talent Pearson Sound as he serves up five minutes of glitchy, dancefloor-ready breaks on the main remix. Rounding off the release is the Skeleton Dub, a
tripped-back late-night creeper that showcases the UK-talent at his best.
Leeds-born Ibiza-based Audiojack have been carving out a unique sound for over a decade. Earning their stripes with several standout releases on 20:20 Vision in the late 2000s, it was in 2010 that the duo launched their own label, Gruuv, welcoming the likes of Bushwacka!, Pawsa and Josh Butler in recent years. US-native Kevin Knapp is a leading figure in the contemporary house sphere, having cemented his standing as a true heavy-hitter with recent productions on Dirtybird and Repopulate Mars. London-based Pearson Sound has established himself as a prolific producer over the years with an array of standout releases on Hessle Audio, including this summer’s Alien Mode, as well as on his own self-titled label.
Published: 15th January 2021