UKG veteran Jubilee revs up a Hummer-size dark jam with a bassline that sounds like a Howitzer starting up. Switching from breakbeats to 4/4 we eventually slide into an acid house homage before flexing back to the darkness. "Explosion", meanwhile, digs deep into the late 90s garage breeding ground when the gurgling bass and broken glass beats were being smelted to create grime and dubstep. Powerful.
New York native, Jubilee, steps on on Dre Skull's Sixpack label with the highly anticipated new album, After Hours. The reason for the excitement around this album, though, is that is has more in common with South Florida than the east-side of the United States; Jubilee makes it clear that this is all about laid-back 808s, soca, dancehall, and the rest of the material that makes Southern America such a singular environment when it comes to dance music. From the electro swing of "Stingray Shuffle", to the bashment flavour of "Wine Up", or the heritage Miami bass of cuts like "Spa Day" and "Bass Supply", this LP is the perfect companion to a daytime party on the shores of the Southern Atlantic and, although we're miles away from that in rainy old England, we can definitely vibe to what Jubilee's cooked up. Recommended.