Posted on Dec 8th, 2011 in Streams by Mr. Goldbar
Our first release of 2012 comes courtesy of Jokers Of The Scene, who get spacey with their new EP J0T5, out 1/17. Check out these teaser snippets, and stay tuned for previews of the accompanying J0T5 RMXD EP.
Jokers Of The Scene aren’t the first Canadian astronauts. But their unpredictable path towards the outer reaches of dance music is without peer in the Fool’s Gold galaxy of artists. Four years ago, the duo reinvented cut up club tracks for a brand new generation of ravers on their FG debut “Y’all Know The Name,” and with each subsequent release, they would explore unexpected new directions. The ecstatic heaviness of “Baggy Bottom Boys” (an underground club staple turned surprise MTV soundtrack), gave way to the haunted house piano stomp of “Revolting Joks,” which set the stage for the dreamlike, cinematic pulse of “Joking Victim.” But it’s on their fifth original release, the numerically eponymous J0T5 EP, that the duo embark upon some truly inspired cosmic territory.
DJ Booth and Chameleonic entered their latest project with the express purpose of creating music that could be perfect for home listening and strobe-lit warehouses alike. The five tracks on J0T5 pulsate through ambient synth excursions, vintage sci-fi soundtracks, and experimental techno, somehow managing to connect the dots along the way. Are the seven minutes of hypnotic riffs on “Black Mountie” the missing link between prog rock and prog house? Is “Organized Zounds” what moon gravity does to Coldcut and Plastikman records? Was “Killing Jokes II” secretly recorded by Vangelis on a pill bender during the Blade Runner sessions? Whatever you might hear bouncing around its individual elements, J0T5 is no retro exercise or mere collection of references; Booth and Chameleonic have paid loving tribute to their record collections while managing to sound unlike anyone but themselves.