Club of Jacks are back once again with their trademark House and Garage flavour inspired by sounds from the likes of MAW, Strictly Rhythm, Nice n Ripe, Nervous, King Street, Tuff Jam and Swing City. This is another heavy weight package that finds the perfect blend of tough and soulful flavour. Skippy beats with a warm thump fuse with chopped up vinyl vocal samples and classic synth chords, all floating nicely on rich, analogue Moog bass. And this time they have collaborated with sax player Jake Telford to bring that infectious summer carnival vibe.
A Side: All That Shaking is a jazzy, deep and infectious house and garage groove topped off with sweet live sax. Deep analogue Moog bass underpins smokey beats and lush rhodes stabs and chords all peppered with chopped up vinyl acapella samples to give it that authentic flavour. Melodic, warm and bubbling. perfect summertime sounds.
AA Side: Don’t Hold Back is a thumping, tougher flip side to the EP. Another vinyl vocal sample reworked into a fresh hook over warm, fuzzy kicks and snares. Shades of Nice N Ripe and Kerri Chandler inspired chords drive the track while the heavy weight Moog bass rumbles nicely. Original head nodder and foot stomper.
Since debuting on their eponymous label last summer, Club of Jacks has delivered a range of tunes indebted to classic American house, and both U.S and UK variants of garage. Here they join Mike Millrain’s Soul Revolution, dropping two cuts of revivalist goodness. “Hard To Let You Go” is a sweet and woozy, soul-flecked groover, with vintage vocal samples and fluid riffs riding a late ’90s US garage-meets-speed garage groove. “When I Need You” moves further towards classic UK garage, with the duo underpinning jazzy organ keys and vocal samples with a throbbing bassline and skipping, New Jersey beats.
SUPPORT FROM: Todd Edwards, Golf Clap, Rack N Ruin / Gorgon City, DJ Q (Ministry of Sound Radio), Mike Delinquent (Kiss FM), Andrew Galea (Nightstylers, Sol Brothers), Ed Solo, Drumattic Twins / Shades Of Rhythm, SPX (Cheap Thrills), Danny O’Sullivan (Cafe Mambo / MoS) and many more…