SNAD / JACKSON LEE - Jargon
Deep Club US - DC 06
Deep Club launches another split-12" consisting of two unlikely pairings. Berlin via Chicago's Snad leads the A-side. After co-founding Gandu Records in Chicago he jumped across the pond, where his output increased quickly for the likes of Minibar and Smallville while contributing to US favorites Kimochi and TerraFirm. On Jargon / Syntax Error, "Jargon" encompasses his signature style of deep, minimal, swinging house. The track builds over almost eight minutes with a massive rolling baseline and sporadic synth stabs and pads. Mix out too early and you miss the point. "Urban Decay" is a bass massage that hits only on the right sound system or headphones. Jackson Lee takes side B in a different direction while still exploring themes around deep and minimal. The mysterious NYC via Memphis techno producer boasts an impressive catalog on his Mystical Disco imprint, as well as collaborations with Ben Jenkins, R Gamble and Grey People. "Syntax Error" is an extended techno bomb with a massive kickdrum that will leave dancefloors sizzling. The eerie effects crawling in and out of the texture and sharp hats combine with the low end for a masterclass in deep techno. "Clouds of Xeen" brings the energy down with distortion, wispy pads, and glistening layers, making it a great choice for 6 AM sleaze.