Jay Jackson – Le Chinois EP (LWP002)
release date 12-05-12
On his first solo release Jay Jackson messes about with samples of Chinese folk song and he comes up trumps twice. In the robust « Le Chinois » Jackson combines sped up 3ball style drums with a squelchy, detuned synth to create a peak time club banger of epic proportions. On the flip our man Jay is countering all this fiery yang energy with the more restrained yin sensibilities of « Chine-Chine », in which he drops the tempo to moombahton pace and adds gentle melancholy as well as laser shots to the hypnotic solemnity of an old Chinese lullaby. Nice!