Review: Jedi is back, once again, onto Nuclear Bass and this time it's with the I'm A Scientist, a four-track exemplification of his production ability, as well as that of the A&R people over at Nuclear Bass. He's a regular feature both on Juno and you can see why, his ability to craft hard-hitting jump-up beats reflecting well the new primacy of jump-up within the D&B scene. 'Only A Minute' is a highlight, it's snapping, steppy drums supporting a rough, gargled bassline that chokes its way down the range. Nice one.
Review: The 'Mothership' has landed, Jedi's the captain and there are more than enough seats for all of us to join the ride. Our adventure kicks off with 'Car Monkeys' and a sample of the cutest sweary kid you've seen on YouTube. Loaded with an equally cute synth riff, there's more than enough euphoria to scare the primates off your wheels. 'Spread 'Em' is a grimier cut. All swaggers and big melty bass but occasional flashes of synths and police brutality. 'Give Me' is flips for a lighter footed vibe with the breakbeats and pitched up vocal sample before 'Mothership' takes off for the grand finale with its rockets powered by grunting bass, rolling breaks and more crisp synth work. Ready for take-off?
Review: Having marched right into the year on Dubstomp 2 Bass on January 1st, young Jedi dusts off his sabre once again for his second outing of 2021, this time on another regular stomping ground of his: Nuclear Bass. As always with Jedi, the vibe covers the entire spectrum while remaining rooted in his spiky dancefloor sound. 'Yeah Boy' takes a classic vocal and manipulates it around a vibrant arpeggio, 'Shapes' is a skittering, jittering bass wriggler, 'Watch You Back' is a gnarly slap-out banger of the pack while DEEb collaboration 'You're Dead' closes the EP with pure drama and aggression. Throw some shapes.