black.round.twelve - record store & distribution
Rotterdam’s own Jamie Lie A Kwie returns to Vatos Locos Recordings for his first solo EP on the label, delivering four dancefloor ready weapons that have garnered support from the Romanian shores of Sunwaves to Club Space in Miami.
A1 sees ‘Kiwi’ lead with a pumping 4/4 kick, laden over bubbling synths, modulating subs and crunchy arpeggiators that automate playfully, as soft atmospherics whisper in the background. EP title track ‘Jungl.’ traverses through a near 11 minute journey, starting with discordant, jazz-infused hits and chugging rhythms, which patiently build towards a wistful breakdown, one primed for the after hours.
On the flip ‘Re-dub Overdub’ offers submerged dub chords that interplay with panning bongo patterns and a steady mid-bass refrain, supplemented by tripped out atmospheres, fading in and out of focus. Concluding the package is ‘In Arts’, a heads down, meditative number, propelled by clinical drum processing and an evolving, earworm hook, one that would feel comfortable on the floors of festivals and intimate clubs alike.
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