Out on the Boka label, JSL puts the dub back into dubstep with this fearless and strangely inspired EP. Full of reggae inflections and atmospheric dub effects, there's a nice rootsy quality to JLS's production. But wobble-fans needn't fear - there's still tons of speaker-rattling bass here too.
The lead song from the EP comes in nicely with heavy, full-fat drums and some slowly rising arpeggiated synths to guide it along. It also drops in samples from the film 48 Hours (Nick Nolte's character is called Jack Cates, hence the EP's name!), which adds some flavour before it drops again into it's take-no-prisoners rhythm.
Skin Out seems almost like a Part 2 to A-side Jack Cates, with the drums keeping the same rhythm locked down and the synths staying in the same key, they're almost begging to be mixed into each other.
Badman Riddim however comes with a different, more militant swing, adding some harsh hats and Ragga vocal samples to the mix to create the darkest sounds on the