A new EP from Amsterdam based producer Daniel Jacques, titled Last Jaar, will follow up the exclusive EP from mysterious Japanese producer Shinichi Atobe from 2016.
Last Jaar will be released in July on Jacques’ own Jadac Recordings record label and on this EP, he is bridging the gap between house, techno and R&B music. The record starts off with a hard hitting techno track Sotto Voce where Jacques manipulated trumpet sounds, a female choir and bells instruments. She in Dublin (dedicated to his girlfriend when she went away to Dublin) can be categorised as a classic house track but with a Jacques twist. On the B-side, Learn Me is conceived by accident due to Jacques unorthodox way of producing music and editing samples. The eerie vocal sounds mesh perfectly with the minimal up-tempo beat.
Jacques is slowly moving away from his past music he is known for and is pushing himself more to a whole different side of electronic music. He’s not afraid of taking risks as you can hear on the final track of the record: Outsider. The 98 bpm down tempo song sounds like his ‘When U Are’ song on his Discovery Change Part 4 EP from 2016. However, the record doesn’t stop here: an important announcement of the artist can be found on the runout groove of the record.
Published: 9th August 2018