Jesse Calosso is a Bronx-born DJ and producer, part of a tight clique of New York artists that includes such luminaries as The Martinez Brothers and Filsonik. 2015 has been a busy year for him. Not only has he completed a mix-tape style album as Masters at Dutch with The Martinez Brothers and Blas Cordero, but also his tracks “Serving Size” and “Whatever Right Now” appeared on the Tuskegee EP “The Come Up Vol 1”. He has DJ-d at Output in Brooklyn, Circoloco in Ibiza and at Seth Troxler’s Acid Future party in London to name but three. Now, he releases a brand new four-track EP called “The Incoming” on Cuttin’ Headz.
“The Incoming” is a diverse collection of tracks that shows a real maturing of Calosso’s style. As far as influences are concerned, he says “It all goes back to disco”, and speaks fondly of his father’s “attic full of vinyl.” No doubt it was this variety of early musical starting points that led him to create “The Incoming”.
The EP starts with “This is 140”, a rhythmic builder with crisp drums, filtered, cut-up sampled vocals and a funky bassline. Next up is “9AM”, an acid-tinged track with hypnotic soundscapes and spacey washes. “Scratch That” brings the tempo up with its tougher, techy sound. Finally, “Knocking” is a main room thumper with an agitated bass hook beneath a sinister top line synth motif.
While he cites the likes of DJ Sneak, Derrick Carter, Robert Armani and Robert Hood as influences, with “The Incoming” Calosso has begun to carve out his own unique sound that will ensure his work stands up against that of his idols.
Published: 23rd October 2015