Joker – Digidesign

HYPERDUB018 A strong contender for single of the year, and it’s only february! The Hyperdub onslaught for 2009 picks up pace with the blazing hot double header from Joker and 2000F & Jkamata laden with two of the most in-demand tracks in circulation right about now. Both tracks have set the forums alight with excited chatter about the future of dubstep and the possbilities being forged with dubstep’s low-rolling bass structures combined with Zapp style lazer-funk synths and voice boxes.

It seems everyone is getting seriously hot for 2000F & Jkamata’s ‘You Don’t Know What Love Is’, a radical departure from 2000F’s previous wobbler for the Danish Kraken records and a definite step in the right direction, with a Skwee like attitude applied to a future slow-dance classic, bulging with satin rolled bass and blinding neon Zapp/Parliament keywork that even the most cynical raver will be forced to look cool to. Joker’s ‘Digidesign’ on the flip cuts a more melancholy figure with a gargantuan lead synthline sounding part Far-Eastern futurist-mysticism (think Ryuichi Sakamoto’s seminal electro cut ‘Riot In Lagos’) mixed with a knowing UK street-level rave sensibility that’s equally Mystical-Futurist, although it probably wouldn’t admit it. All we can say is clap your lugs around this beauty and log-in to the ’09 programme. It’s hot. Source: Boomkat

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