Review: Jus-Ed is one of those producers who never stops. Last year alone, he released three albums of previously unheard material. Here he returns to the EP format with The Lie, a fusion of his usual deep house fluidity and more robust, old skool elements, in three parts. The epic, near 10-minute "Part 1" impresses with its intricate percussion programming and subtle shifts, not to mention some decidedly bold stabs. "Part 2" strips back the groove and accentuates the 909 snares and claps, whilst adding some typically warm chords. Best of all, though, is "Part 3", which impresses with its restless hustle, cut-up samples, insatiable cymbals and jacking rhythm. It's still deep, but offers more instant gratification than the other two tracks put together.
UQ Exclusive Mix New Music For 2012 - 2013 (Dj Mix) - (1:01:58) 123 BPM
Review: The hardest working 50-year-old in house music is back, and you wont be surprised to learn this exclusive mix from Underground Quality chief Jus-Ed is pure class. Indulge in an hour's worth of sumptuous grooves, late night sorcery and much more besides that really showcases Ed's skills as a selector.
Review: The third and final part in Dial's compilation series brings together some well-known names and emerging producers. Tracey opens up the release with the dreamy, downtempo "Chapter 1", while on "Cuba", Lerosa delivers a fine, stripped back percussive track, underpinned by a throbbing bass. Anton Kubikov's "Night Road Blue" delivers the kind of mysterious, expansive techno that the label is best known for - with the added bonus of a rubbery double bass - and in contrast, Siamak Amidi brings the compilation down a weirder route with the woozy soundscapes and ticking percussion of "Kandoo", while DJ Jus-Ed impresses as always with the lithe claps and murky bass of "Synth Sex".