Stalwart German producer Jackmate signs to Herbert’s Accidental Jnr for his new EP 'Werk' out on July 3.
Having released on the likes of Pampa, Perlon and Playhouse, the veteren DJ Michel Baumann aka Soulphiction is now reactivating his Jackmate moniker - more techy and club oriented, Jackmate first appeared in 1996 and recently resurfaced on a V.A. compilation on Ripperton’s Tamed Musiq.
Here “the Jacker” presents three deep and funky stompers that will take you straight into the summer. On the A side the jolting percussion / kick interplay of the title-track with its boiled down bassline sets the scene perfectly. The warm and jacking groove of ‘Skeletones’ conjures the best loved Moodyman-esq moments whilst the hypnotic melodies of ‘The Clarinettes’ serve to ask why there aren’t more clarinet solos gracing the world’s dancefloors?
Now, another example that Music with capital letters was created in Africa. I can't thank Kenny Dixon Jr enough for another outstanding piece of art rooted in the deepest and most ancient of expressions. What a reinterpretation of funk and disco! alexlaragarcia