Monday, 13 March 2017
The Jaffa Kid "In Orbit" (bc025)
The Jaffa Kids sound palette knows no bounds. One listen through his vast back catalogue of tracks and official releases will bring you a rare but consistent assemblage of many styles. The electronic sector is his home and he's more than comfortable in every room in the house. Just at ease banging out pumping techno beats as he is with slowing down the pace and bringing his curious and free flowing taste for ambient to the table. When you fill in the gaps between those two with old school influences like breaks, jungle, acid and IDM then you have a bunch of captivating and irresistible productions.
Having being late to the table we only discovered the music of The Jaffa Kid in 2016 and quickly got him on board as soon as we could before releasing his track "Experience" on our VA Volume 4 compilation last November. With previous releases on Expanding Electronic Diversity, Recycled Plastics and Retropublik to name a few, we're more than happy to have secured a full EP release from the diverse electronic wizard in the form of his new "In Orbit"
The EP itself is a nice 50-50 split of three tracks from late 2016/early 2017 and three previously unreleased tracks. All lovingly crafted on classic synths like the Nord Lead A1, Access Virus TI2 and more. The groundwork is laid down on the percussion side with a brew of all sorts from four to the floor tech, jungle rhythms and edgy break formations. Those beats are covered by a fusion of intelligent electronic compositions that encompass all manners of progressive techno, psychedelic tinged passages, ambient atmospherics, IDM tendencies and weaves of acid. There's a distinct 90's edge and influence coursing through the spheres of "In Orbit", that could almost channel it as a throwback to the early golden times of experimental electronic music, thus giving Jaffa Kids latest offering the feeling of a classic era release that's bleeding into modern times. EP. Influenced by the likes of Plastikman, Gerald Donald, John Carpenter and Robert Hood, it's a real treat for electronic music fans of all ages.
Full streaming and download is available below or at our bandcamp.