Review: Since the start of the year, Jet Boot Jack has remixed a classic Nightwriters track and released a mixture of re-edits and original productions on Sundries Digital, Rare Wiri, Hot Digits, Dubplate Disco and Midnight Riot. Here the fast-rising producer continues his seemingly unstoppable ascent via a tasty two-tracker on Bomb Strikes. Lead cut 'Straight to My Head' is a punchy and potent chunk of celebratory disco-house bounce heavy in weighty bass, swirling special effects, cut-up vocal snippets and sampled 1970s instrumentation. He ups the tempo and intensity on 'Straight to My Feet', a surging and stomping slab of peak-time disco-house heaviness that makes great use of Latin-style horn blasts, elongated build-ups and the kind of razor-sharp guitar licks more often associated with Chic's Nile Rodgers.
Review: Jet Boot Jack is probably best known for the excellent disco, funk and boogie re-edits that he regularly posts on Soundcloud, but as this two-tracker for Spain's Rare Wiri shows, he's just as adept when it comes to original productions. 'Don't Take It Away' is a piano-led disco-houser topped with a female (or possibly near-falsetto male?) vocal, while the aptly-titled 'Get On Down' is chunkier, funkier and altogether more down n' dirty, until bursting out into an anthemic, euphoric chorus - a track that could have been made specifically to be played by Norman Jay on a hot summer's day.
Review: It may have an uninspired - if technically accurate - title, but this first solo outing from Jet Boot Jack is anything but mundane. For proof, check the rushing and rousing stomp of opener "Start It Off", which sticks a massive house-friendly boot up the backside of a camp and joyous peak-time disco stomper. Further evidence is provided via the filter-sporting, string-laden disco-house celebration that is "Jetstream" - all killer loops, breathy female vocal snippets, body-battering beats and heady orchestral sweeps - and the sweeter, beatdown-tempo shuffle of "The Disco Floor", which sounds like a rework of an unlikely disco record by a country music star (it may not be, but that's our take).