Review: Irishmen and self-confessed 'stadium techno' experts Loco & Jam return, this time for Spanish tech house heroes Stereo Recordings with "Why Can't You Hear Me" a powerfully explosive journey powered by reverb drenched warehouse rhythms, Kevin Saunderson style chords and uplifting vocals."Shibuya" is more stripped back and raw; this dark and furious DJ tool is no doubt influenced by the Berghain ready sounds of guys like Ben Klock and Len Faki and we're liking' it!
Review: Loco & Jam are back on Tronic after their 2016 debut for the label, and Cluster Flux is another epic EP. The Northern Irish duo has a knack of fusing rolling, big-room techno with hardcore bass, and "Modulator" is no exception. As snares roll in frenetically, they lay down a low end that gradually goes up and up on the tonal spectrum before the whole arrangement comes crashing down. "Hold Me Down" is more understated, resounding to a breathy male vocal and a jacking rhythm track, but the pair still manage to create an intense feeling thanks to the arrangement's heavy kicks and predatory bass. Last but certainly not least is the wild title track, where noisy electronic stabs collide with powerful kicks and drops.
Review: Following releases on MB Electronics and Toolroom, Loco & Jam debuted on Tronic back in 2016. Now they return with another perfectly executed big room release. The title track fuses vocal snippets and dramatic chord builds with stomping kicks, while on "Warped", the Northern Irish duo go deeper. The same attention to detail is there - audible on the subtle siren riffs and insistent percussion - but it takes longer for the same impact to take effect. "The End of It All" marks another shift, with the pair delivering a stripped back, metallic rhythm and eerie synth lines that seductively insinuate themselves into the arrangement.
Review: Fresh from a release on Terminal M this year, Loco & Jam return to Tronic. The title track is a wild, bass-heavy arrangement. Underpinned by huge kicks and populated by wild frequency shifts, crashing snares and repetitive vocal samples, it is designed to destroy big rooms. While "Contact" is less frenetic, it does see the Northern Irish pair focus again on similar elements - the vocal samples and snare rolls are present again, even though the arrangement is more spacious. Last but not least is "Red Alert"; again, the combination of vocal snatches with heavy percussion and a warbling, niggling synth riff is sure to cause mayhem whenever and wherever it's dropped.
Review: Having listened to Loco & Jam's latest release, it's hard not to escape the conclusion that they have achieved what its title suggests. "We Came We Raved" is a massive club roller, powered by monstrous kicks, rolling snares and exhilarating chord builds, while "Elektron" is a pumping affair that is led by a bruising, buzzing bass and some wild drum rolls. On "Halcyon", the pair opt for a slightly more considered approach, but here too a siren riff and moody vocals cut through the percussive groove and darkly euphoric builds. "Chasing Stars" is also a raw affair, but only slightly more restrained - its warbling, wobbly bass provides the back drop for some wild trance climaxes.