‘Jump’ kicks things off in style here, with it’s off-kilter drums creating a bumpy, energetic vibe, while bright chord progressions, hi-strings and looming, drawn-out bass tones create the melodic depths. Sampled and manipulated vocal snippets are also introduced building their own melodic movement, while the envelopes of each element are subtly tweaked to falter and evolve throughout the records duration.
Stepping up next is ‘Purnsley’, taking things deeper with a cosseting, ethereal vibe, the Brit producer employs warm, heavily side-chained pads with dubbed-out vocal lines and shuffling drums, to create a sensual after-hours groove.
Entering the B-Side we have ‘Home’, where Ejeca journeys on a retro-inspired tip, with classic Hammond organ sounds, NY garage style vocals and crunchy 909 drums. The cut blossoms in true house fashion introducing and retracting elements every thirty-two bars, resulting in simple yet undeniably effective structure sure to grab attention on dance floors. Finally to close the release, ‘Agent Of The Deep’, is turned in, and as the name would suggest, the record is soul-laden, emotive house, instilled with some smoky production techniques such as fluttering white noise, chorused strings and rolling toms, thrown into the depths of the background for good measure, resulting in a tasteful, classic meets contemporary workout.
Published: 4th April 2013