While Low Jack’s sound globally remains entrenched in a certain rhythmic vein, his game-changing abilities need no further test, and neither does the motion-setting eminence of his work – widely recognised as a dependable locomotive and first-rate creative matrix by fellow artists out there. Low Jack is a catalyst and his newest full-length delivery on Editions Gravats acts accordingly.
Over the years Philippe Hallais aka Low Jack has quickly become a key player in the realm of off-kilter techno and boundary-pushing electronics. A few weeks ago he released his new album on Modern Love, ‘An American Hero’ featuring a special string of short videos by visual artist Ethan Assouline. We caught up with both artists to discuss this nascent collaboration.
From Low Jack’s massive new LP on the ever-vanguard Modern Love to DJ Slyngshot’s debut effort out of the Yappin circle for the newborn Place No Blame, onto Suzanne Kraft’s summer-flavored ‘DJ Safety Track’ for Stuttgart’s finest Kitjen, there’s been full flocks of nuggets flying aplenty. Here’s our recap.
Low Jack’s albums have never been meant for easy listening or straight up club use, instead unchaining from any pre-conceived system or unwanted labelling. This debut outing for the highly-esteemed Modern Love does not only keep its promises music-wise, it also confirms the French producer as one of the most innovative techno producers out there.