JUMPING BACK SLASH: Namhlanje EP
April 1, 2014No Comments
Jumping Back Slash back with a brand new EP.
‘Namhlanje’ shifts gear to his fast paced ‘Khawulezayo’ style. Literally translated as ‘Fast’ it’s defined by military precise percussion firing over a 150-160bpm range. The EP is a relatively deep affair that builds and builds with bursts of energy. In the spaces between snares & synth squelch, there’s a cast of vocalists bringing the mic to life – Spoek Mathambo, Okmalumkoolkat & Qubekani The Ndola all feature as well as vocal edits from lost studio sessions… It rides similar to the Juke styles of Chicago but this is a distinctly South African record and perhaps one of the most accomplished releases to come out of the country for some time. And rightfully so: despite ‘Namhlanje’ meaning ‘Today’ it took almost a year to surface. To connect the dots we invited Chrissy Murderbot to remix ‘Night Time Business’. With Spoek Mathambo at the vocal helm and Chrissy’s irresistible urge to rave forging a hot Jungle/Juke mash up, it’s a smooth & wildly percussive banger. Free with the record, the remix is a digital exclusive. JBS once again proves that patience is a virtue in the recording process and puts out one of his finest records to date.
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