Review: Chris Finke assumes his Bodyjack alias for the project's first release of 2020. The title track is an acid-seared break beat techno track, peppered with diva shrieks and a series of effective break downs. It may be old school-influenced but it still sounds forward-facing and mesmerising. "L'enfant Terrible" offers up another distinctive amalgamation. Powered by a swinging groove and a robust, bruising bass, it features soulful vocal samples and warbling synth riffs. On the alternate 'Custody Dub' take on "L'enfant..." Finke adds in some ominous chord stabs and the mood darkens when these are combined with rolling drums and the ominous swagger of the original version's bass.
Review: Better known by his birth name Chris Finke as a purveyor of serious techno on Mote Evolver et al, in his Bodyjack guise Finke is having a lot of fun whipping up UK-rave fuelled boompty bangers, which makes it something of an inevitability that a partnership with UTTU would be on the cards. The EP title issues the command, and who are we to argue when the bass comes as thick and slimy as it does on "Brock Out", replete with crafty sample drops and a rattling set of drums that will reform your bone marrow. "That's What She Said" is no less rude, maximizing on dirty drum machine beats and sleazy synth and vocal licks that conjure up a modern update of Dance Mania's deviant soul. DJ Haus remixes the latter jam into a garage-y belter with the wobbliest bass and a mean kink in the groove.
Review: Already a favourite with many underground DJs, this release from Chris Finke's new moniker celebrates the sound and spirit of Chicago house on the title track. Thumping beats, doubled up claps, relentless snare rolls and a bass so heavy and grainy that it could loosen bowels involuntarily at twenty paces mark this out as a particulalrly lethal serving of retro-ghetto. Bodyjack isn't about dwelling in the future though, and "I Wanna Be" sees him delivering a stepping, swinging rhythm and dark techno chords that underpin the vocal claim that "I'm gonna be right there" - just as soon as Finke finishes rewiring garage and house music's circuits that is.