Hot on the heels of his debut tape outing for Origin Peoples, Pennsylvania-based Waistdeepclique affiliate JAK3 returns to the label with his first-ever vinyl release, ‘R4VER‘ – a six-track dementia-inducing sonic commute, convincingly making the rounds between mutagenic Birmingham tech tropes, squared lo-fi membranes and ’95 post-dated, high-velocity breaks straight out a ravers’ paradise.
Easing us into the melting heart of some cream-trickling steely millefeuille, our pick ‘Raverboy‘ commences as a laid-back, lo-fi surf pop affair that wouldn’t feel out of place on a Ducktails album… until the 2:35 mark. Evil as gets, a black-out break has us suspended for a second before the “ouchy-me-likey” hammer drop sweeps us headlong into a fierce tornado of bone-bruising DnB programming and pep-talkin’ vox stabs to keep the players focused. Full steam face-melter.
R4VER is out now via Origin Peoples, order a copy from Bandcamp.
1. Finally, I’m Free
3. Too True
4. Chase the Sun
5. My Blood, My Soul
6. Raverboy (feat. Agnarkea + Big Up Menace X)