SK RILLEX & DIPLO PRESENTS JACK U
THIS lOnG- TOUTeD COLLABORATION between two of EDM’s biggest players is a thrilling take on techno, with intricate, layered synths married to dreamlike harmonies and future- house beats. n ah, only kidding. It’s straight up, rave- making EDM with as many bells, whistles and heart- stopping drops as you’d expect. launched with a live- streamed 24 hour party, the album follows suit, with 10 tracks of frenetic electro.
The production, as you’d imagine, is first class – the snares are crisp and loud, the bass ribcage rattling and the beats monolithic. The list of collaborators, as you’d expect with their contacts network, is just as impressive, with the Missy Elliott and Kiesza collab the pick. And, just to prove that they really do have the Midas touch when it comes to making music, they’ve taken Justin Beiber’s vocals and created a rumbling, skippy but deep track that defies categorization.
There’s nothing particularly subtle about Jack U, but for hands up, heads down dance music that proves there’s more to EDM than nuclear drops, this does the job.