Unusually for a footwork release, the opening track on Jit Down Get Down is deep and soothing rather than hi-pitched and frenetic, and it finds itself adopting a deep house, instrumental hip hop kind of vibe. Meanwhile drums start rattling and chords bounce in "Crush", while the title track slightly references rave with its reverberating stabs and squiggly synths. "Move Left, Move Right" is the EP's highlight with some of the grooviest flutter-drums you'll hear from that side of the Atlantic.
Appearing on his third release for long-running label Juke Trax, Cocky Balboa delivers an EP pitched right between the threadbare juke of contemporaries such as DJ Rashad and harder ghettotech styles. "Bammer Weed" take they typical juke template and throws overdriven 303s and warm pads into the mix, while "Cocky Spitting" throws a screaming lead over scattershot drums. "It Gets Harder" meanwhile is a lighter affair with brittle 808 shares tumbling over sidechained synths, while "Sugar Foot" takes the jazzy approach, with twinkling Rhodes floating over its chopped up vocal. Finally, "Tethys" is a surprisingly melody driven affair, but not lacking in punch.