Seems like something’s going on across the pond at the moment with seemingly
blossoming, or at least rejuvenated scenes in the United States and Canada. Our
last handful of releases on Freerange have included artists from Montreal,
Tujuana, Pittsburgh and Chicago and we’re about to add Los Angeles to the list
with this new one from Justin Jay and Ulf Bonde. The young producers have been
steadily building steam with a number of fine releases the last couple of years
and we welcome them to Freerange for their debut EP entitled Indecision.
The title track sets the mood with a low-slung, super-deep house groove complete
with an intimate vocal and a charming simplicity which contributes to the
powerful end result. Elements come into focus then disappear in a fog of reverb
whilst playful guitar picks add a live jammed feel to the loping groove giving
things a Bob Moses/Francis Harris kind of vibe.
Next up is Justin’s own Dub version which steers a similar course but focuses on
a more floor-friendly arrangement and minimal vocals.
Flipping over we have Giegling and White regular Edward taking the reigns and
working his magic on an incredible, epic remix of Indecision. Those who follow
his every move as we do here at Freerange might have some idea of what to expect.
The result is a glorious, almost ten minute long fusion of ambient, dub techno
and deep, sub-aquatic house to lose your marbles to. It’s fairly pointless
trying to describe the delicate twists, turns and subtle details that make up
this piece, suffice to say, it’s the kind of track that makes you feel warm and
Closing the digital release we have a bonus track in the form of I See You. Once
again, Justin and Ulf have created a heady mix of delicate vocals, dubby
atmospherics and a crisp beats which drive the groove along perfectly.
Published: 17th March 2016