Review: It's arrived! We're proud to announce the seventh studio album HA! by British beatmaker Jon Kennedy via his always impressive eponymous imprint. The smoky "Twilight" gets the LP off to a fine start, with some dope Jazzmatazz styled vibes happening. Kennedy then delves deeper (and darker) into the night on killer jams like "Burn Me", a live junglist stepper, balanced out by 'liquid' elements reminiscent of LTJ Bukem. Similarly, "Iron Lung" is undeniably a tribute of sorts to his former stomping ground: Bristol. Here he goes for a modern reinterpretation of drum and bass via deep dubstep: this one will get those lighters in the air, for sure! Elsewhere, he proves that he doesn't only appeal to the new generation; as the smooth and sultry nu-jazz of "Slave To The TV" proves. We must also mention the collaborations: Birmingham songstress Deirdre Gaddis lends her smooth as silk vocals to the exotic/psychedelically blunted groove of "More Things Change" while the straight talking Preacherman waxes lyrical on the state of things over the block rockin' beats of "Heaven". A fine selection of late night tales courtesy of Kennedy & Co. that will enrapture you from start to finish.
Review: From his awesome artist name to these left-centric bass cuts right through the delightfully strange artwork of this debut release, Ihuntandkillaliens definitely seems like the type of guy you'd bring home to your folks. Not as a prospective partner, but as an example of a role model guardians just can't provide. Clearly a man with the penchant for the jazzier elements, "Flight & Duty" rolls with synths swiped straight out of Detroit while "Hard" comes complete with stark piano hammers before dropping into a jukey, Sinistarr-style switch. Deeper again we hit "Dead Progression", a slumber-cut that wafts with isolation tank style pads and beats so far away you need binoculars to find them. Finally we hit "Quest", a twisted jungle homage that's laced with more ice pads, zone-out bass and a breakbeat that rattles like a pocket full of gold deblumes.
Review: That's right. Jon Kennedy's infamous Corporeal record gets a fine tuning by some of the biggest names in the world of bass, breaks and beyond. Coming out on his own Jon Kennedy Federation label, we get an extensive list of contributions - all perfectly matched to your raving needs - by the likes of Trevino/Marcus Intalex, Marc Marc, Martin Brew and whole load of other exclusives from the bass world. There's even a rare Ugly Duckling appearance to boot! Recommended....
Review: Multi-instrumentalist Jon Kennedy hails from Stockport but has taken his unique DJ/production/drumming talents around all the corners of the globe, and even runs his own label, JKF. Now we have his long-anticipated new album and it's impressive stuff. Packing 15 tracks, it's a well-rounded release with an bluesy electronica feel, laced together with raw cut-up beats. Well worth checking out.