Monday, 3 August 2009
Track By Track Review: Jack Beats "U.F.O" EP
Jack Beats' new EP dropped today on digital stores (it came on vinyl on July 20th) and, being somewhat of a fan, I'm gonna give it a track-by-track review. Normally I can't be bothered to do these, but this is only three tracks, so no biggie.
First up is title track "U.F.O (K-Hole Riddim)". Starting with an eerie sample of an extra terrestrial encounter, the song builds up with crunk-style synths before plunging head first into that pummelling bass wobble that Jack Beats are known for.
Second is "Get Down (VIP Edit)", a modified version of JB's already brilliant track. More emphasis on the bassline and a stronger beat than the original makes this the standout track on the EP for me. If you're not moving at least one part of your body right now, then electro is just not for you. Go listen to Lady Gaga or something.
Finally, "Labyrinth" is a more chilled out affair (at least as far as Jack Beats tunes go). Ominous synth choirs, a quiet bass rumble and a low pitched vocal build up to a drop of laid-back bass rave. While this may not be the best track here, it's definitely the most interesting.
Overall rating: 8/10
Jack Beats - Get Down (VIP Edit) [Right Click To Download]
Keep it funky,