Jabru – Ms. Jones & I [Purple City Soufflé]

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Jabru, an up and comer known for his releases on labels such as !K7, Futureboogie, Hypercolour’s sub-label Losing Suki as well as Optimo’s Bucky Skank sub-imprint, is releasing his debut LP. “Ill Conceived” on Purple City Soufflé is a vibrant project full of varying influences featuring a number of vocalists. From rough and ready BRUK to more contemporary polished productions – the album is a medley of sounds that show off the producer’s array of influences.

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Today we’re premiering ‘Ms. Jones & I’ – the most dancefloor ready cut of the bunch. Sandwiched between the broken beat stylings of ‘Into My Arms’ and ‘First Place Loser’, this track serves as a climactic changing point in the album, which, despite it’s diverse influences and direction, is indeed meant to be listened to in one fell swoop. Filtered chords that rise and fall and a looped vocal are the centrepieces here, all sitting over a steady, driving beat. Hazy late night atmospheres are drawn out and we can’t help but notice the style is reminiscent of an early Galcher Lustwerk. Normally we would say perhaps this is the odd tune out of the bunch, but the LP itself is so eccentric that in its own way, it fits right in.

The album is out on March 8th, be sure to order yours here!