Deep house staple Axe on Wax are getting us prepped for summer. They’ve enlisted French producer JLMT, real name Jules Pastouché, to curate these breezy transitional vibes as we move on from this rainy Spring (at least here in Canada) to sunnier times. JLMT has had a few things out in the past, mainly a more jackin’ EP on L’Isérois and a couple of edits that have garnered some success. We’re pretty sure he also produced “Swoazy” on Groovence Records, which was listed as an unknown artist and is closest in vibe to what we’re presenting here today.
You’d be forgiven if you heard the EP and mistook the sound to be of Canadian origin. The lead synths, particularly on our premiere today and the A1, Coconut Trees, are reminiscent of earlier Project Pablo works. The chords are warm and mellow, perhaps reminding some of Vancouver’s Jack J and his solo work. The groove is steady and complements the melodic work, with a bit of French touch filtering going on just to remind us that this producer is indeed from France.
The rest of the EP is great as well and comes with remixes from Laurence Guy and Real J, but our pick is the A1 as it has us prepping for those daytime summer jams. Be sure to pre-order your copy and be prepared to hear this one become an ear worm this summer.