DJ Jes – Rhythm Method EP – 12″ (TQR021)
Chicago House producer DJ Jes joins the Turquoise Blue roster this October with his four- track ‘Rhythm Method’ EP.
Born in Mexico but raised in the windy city, Chicago’s DJ Jes has long been a respected figure in raw, energetic house, holding a residency at the infamous ‘Warehouse’ which is credited with kick starting the global electronic music explosion back in the day, as well as releasing on the likes of NRK Sound Division, Siesta and Camouflage, it’s clear to see DJ Jes is an integral element to the history of House. It’s been over 3 years since the label released cuts featuring the likes of Dan Curtin, Phonogenic, The Mole & Hreno and The Analogues Cops. Here they make their return as Chicago House producer DJ Jes joins the Turquoise Blue roster with his four- track ‘Rhythm Method’ EP.
Kicking things off with ‘Losing You’, featuring low slung organic percussion, fluttering stab hits, airy chords and choppy vocal cuts before ‘Stella’s Scat’ lays focus on pulsating subs, dusty drum sounds and sweeping synths all flowing in unison to create a groove-driven seven and a half minutes.
‘Vuela Paloma’ follows next with a high-octane rhythm, hooky vocals and bright organ style synth licks ahead of closing cut ‘Come High Tonight’ which takes a more restrained approach rhythmically via phasing drums, soft dub chords and filtered synth lines to round out the package on a deeper tip.