Jokers Of The Scene expand minds once again with Killing Jokes (out 10/30), dosing the discotheque with moody, funky new sounds straight out of the Toronto laboratory they call home.
Kicking things off with a bang, “Killing Jokes III” sees the duo tweaking the closing notes of their J0T5 EP for ten lysergic minutes of Beat Street worthy drum machine loops, surging acid lines, and the absolutely perfect ammount of slap bass. Planet E’s own Psycatron take the song for a deep walk into techno territory, while Ed Banger’s resident psych guru Mickey Moonlight cranks up the congas and introduces haunting vocals (including a laugh track?!? Trust us, it works…) for a Talking Heads-on-nitrous jam session. Lest you think JOTS and their friends went hippy on us all of a sudden, the boys close things out with the stomping piano house coda “A Fine Line Between Nowhere And Now Here,” bookending another quality Fool’s Gold release from one of the most interesting and unpredictable forces in dance music.
Consequence Of Sound premiered the MM remix today, download and take it for a spin yerself!
Go north young man! Check this new JOTS remix for Shout Out Out Out Out, perhaps the most disco-y thing we’ve heard from the boys yet. Check the original on SOOOO’s Spanish Moss And Total Loss, out now.
If you ever wanted to see DJ Booth and Chameleonic in pixel form chopping at each other with death defying martial arts moves… well, keep dreaming on that one. But the next best thing is JOTS taking on the closing theme of the new Tekken video game, and turning it into an 8+ minute excursion into beautifully chill house music. Stream it on their Soundcloud.
Check Jokers Of The Scene at the end of the month for an extended weekend of East Coast touring, including stops in Philly, BK, DC and Boston – the same spot, in fact, where their “Baggy Bottom Boys” video was filmed!
Get more show details after the jump. If you haven’t already be sure to grab the Jokers’ latest Fool’s Gold releases, the J0T5 and J0T5 RMXD EPs (there’s also a crazy St Mandrew remix of “Black Mountie” for your raving enjoyment). Read More
Whether you wanna call it WMC, Ultra or Miami Music Week… you know how Fool’s Gold duz it! For the third year running we were back at Grand Central, with the whole fam making you dance. Check out “DJ Canada” rocking alongside Jacques Lu Cont, Just Blaze, Congorock, Treasure Fingers, Style Of Eye, LA Riots, Flosstradamus, Jokers Of The Scene, Nick Catchdubs, Fifteenth and surprise guests Annie Mac and Vega (not to mention the Peachfuzz crew keeping it live upstairs with Craze, DJ Soul and other guests). Musics!
St Mandrew’s thundering remix of Jokers Of The Scene’s “Black Mountie” came our way right after the original J0T5 RMXD EP dropped. But after getting tons of play from A-Trak and other DJs around the world, it was only right that we’d give it an official release. Download the new mastered St Mandrew mix on Beatport now, and check out the Jokers’ originals here.
Whether you wanna call it WMC, Ultra or Miami Music Week… you know how Fool’s Gold duz it! For the third year running we’re back at Grand Central, and the whole fam will be there to make you dance. Come thru (once again it’s free) and get down. Read More
Jokers Of The Scene put together a wild, exclusive mix of new favorites and deep cuts for “The Mix Up” on Australia’s Triple J radio. It debuted on the airwaves last night, and you can stream it all week from the Triple J site (click “10pm Mix” under “Exclusives”).