out soon: Jamaica Suk – Whispers EP [Gradient]

 

Artist:
Jamaica Suk

 

Title:
Whispers EP

 

Label:
Gradient

 

Cat#:
GRA002

 

Release Date:
17th December 2018

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Stinger Ray

A2.
Fallen

B1.
Whispers

B2.
Twilight Rain

 

Press Info:
With recent appearances on Boiler Room and the Groove Magazine Podcast plus sets across Asia and Europe, Jamaica Suk’s fearsome techno sounds are winning fans far and wide. A year on from her debut release on her own Gradient label comes this stunning second volume.

Stinger Ray kicks off the EP with zingy modular-style synth sounds pulsing over a bubbling, murky bassline. Sheet metal snares punctuate the beat, with a switch-up halfway through into gnarled, distorted synth crunches catching you unaware. These brutalised rhythms morph in and out of hypnotic arpeggiated pulses to make for a hallucinatory ride with ample dashes of psychedelia throughout.

Fallen sets it outs stall immediately, with filtered down acidic bass playing out a jagged groove. A manic counterpart mimics its rhythm but dizzyingly delayed off the beat to create a rugged, funk-fuelled feel. Cymbal rides pitch up and down; unidentified snarls of FX mutate around the edges; all the while the sharp hi-hats keep the metronomic heartbeat going.

Whispers ups the intensity. Delicate, arpeggiated chime sounds set a crystalline mood before swathes of intense, darkly-tinged synths swell in and out of focus atop the throbbing kick drums. The effect is that of a factory full of machines growing a mind of their own, malfunctioning in a pleasing harmonic dissonance.

Twilight Rain (vinyl only) completes the set with infectious triple kick drum patterns underpinning dramatic drum hits and warped atmospheric shivers that create a spooky feel as droning bass tones carve a path through your speakers.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Fallen”

“Stinger Ray”

more soon

 

Special:
“Boiler Room x Pornceptual”

 

Recommmendations:
Jamaica Suk’s EP “Art vs War” on Gradient

 

Buy Vinyl:
Juno
Decks
Red Eye Records
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Booking:
Sweatlodge Agency

 

Websites:
Jamaica Suk
Gradient

 

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