Jamie Jones 'Tracks from the Crypt' Album Review and CD Giveaway
- Published on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 21:34
What can you say about Jamie Jones? If his debut album ‘Don’t You Remember The Future’ was the work of a man on the rise, then his second album ‘Tracks From The Crypt’ is the work of a man on top of his game. Fittingly released on Crosstown Rebels, Jamie’s futuristic and bassline driven tracks are not only a signature of the label but have given house music a new image and sound which has taken the scene by storm.
‘Tracks From The Crypt’ doesn’t try to break any musical boundaries or promise to take listeners on a magical journey, but what makes it so special is Jamie’s expertise as a producer. Presenting his instinctive ability to devastate dancefloors whilst flirting with a variety of sounds, genres and moods from slowed down chugger ‘The Lows’ to the dubby disco filtered deep house of ‘Stems In Hackney’ to the epic ‘Special Effect’.
Consisting of unreleased material from as far back as 2007, the album provides a blend of darker material against his funk laden modern tech house takes. Crosstown Rebel label cohorts Art Department collaborate on ‘Our Time In Liberty’, whilst ‘City At Night’ features Surveillance Party with an ultra smooth haunting house monster. Two of the biggest tracks on the album ‘Somewhere’ and ‘Frequencies’ both highlight Jamies clever use of bass, melody, synth and vocal, whipping up and aural frenzy along the way which promises to ignite many a club this summer...