The official launch.
The sounds of sinister city streets and a malfunctioning satellite picking up an otherworldly radio station, JPS X HOOVES release their debut EP ‘Ritual’, out May 4th on Muti Music.
The long-awaited release from the Australian collaborators has been tried and tested across late-night dance floors and early morning sound systems around the globe. Spun by world-renown DJs and producers and collected like some rare, mysterious sample by long-time fans of The Operatives-founder Jerry Poon, known as JPS, and producer and furious drummer HOOVES aka Johnny Clayton.
A testament to both producers’ years spent as dance floor devastating DJs, the influences across ‘Ritual EP’ swerve between the heavily assaulting bass more commonly found on a pirate radio station in the murky end of London, to the freeing swing of footwork in a warehouse party in Chicago, to the thundering drums that offer a flashback to a sweaty drum n’ bass rave in Melbourne. ‘Ghost Fad’ captures choppy beats and a warped vocal sample with a looming impending bass line kick. ‘Pariah’ soars with melting synths and menacing percussion, while ‘Gu’ leads with whirring police sirens and unnerving voodoo chant into a gritty experimentalism. Title track ‘The Ritual’ expands on the dark intensity of the EP, the slow-burning sound comparable a mysterious field recording of an extra-terrestrial tribe.
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