C/ Samurai Cinema
D/ Level ii
The Aztec EP makes a merciless landing with four tracks of rolling house-not-quite-house bass workouts from Boston’s Doctor Jeep. Jeep’s work has been rippling through an expanding underscene of young musicians paring down the divisions between house, techno, dubstep and classic electro styles — this EP champions that sound with some of the most elegant rave dynamics we’ve ever heard. Be sure to check out his Banana Peel DJ collective; they’ve recently been throwing some serious shows all across the Northeast, including opening for England’s SBTRKT at Together Festival.
XLR8R recently featured Level ii, the last track on the EP, to a slew of fanfare and enthusiastic reviews. To quote their post: “[f]ueled by rapidly rolling snares and a flurry of drum-machine beats, the song touches on vintage house—the chopped diva vocals certainly help with that—but also features enough negative space and swirly sonics to fit nicely alongside many of [Doctor Jeep's] fellow forward-thinking bass-music contemporaries.” Level ii has already been getting some nice play from artists like Chaos in the CBD.
Let us know what you’re feeling. end fence out.
Mastering by DEAD GEOFF.
Cover art by Arkady.