￼￼Artist: Chris Wood & Meat
Title: JR Juniors EP
Label: Souvenir Music, DE.
Cat. #: Souvenir044
Release Date: 02.04.12
01. JR Juniors
02. JR Juniors (Tiefschwarz remix)
03. Dub My Step
04. Tazarine (DIGITAL only)
Souvenir Records is proud to present its 44th EP from a duo of Frankfurt’s favourite sons, Chris Wood and Carsten ‘Meat’ Schuchmann.
Both Chris and Carsten have come up through Frankfurt’s music scene, Chris with his long time residency at the infamous Monza club and Carsten having started the city’s premier record shop Freebase, still going strong 18 years later. Trained as a studio engineer, Chris cut his chops at labels like Kindisch and soon joined forces with Meat, who’s held residencies at Cocoon and Robert Johnson. Last year they dropped the mighty ‘Triple S’ that destroyed dance floors as far afield as Sao Paolo to Ibiza. Their follow up has already been getting massive feedback from DJs and is released just in time for the WMC madness.
For this release they offer up another wild percussive workout in the form of the title track, something a little more syncopated on the humorously titled ‘Dub Your Step’ and a bonus track with an infectiously familiar little melody, not to forget a reimagining of the delirious A-side from the head honchos themselves, Tiefschwarz. ‘JR Juniors’ itself brings a distinct jungle-era drum palette, rough snares and claps hammering away while a chopped vocal raves it up, the slower house tempo doing little to lessen the frantic stabbing synthline’s effect. The brothers Schwarz smooth things over, bringing funkier, tribal drums, reducing the vocal to a reverberating echo that ducks and weaves around your headspace. The third track, is like a little woodpecker has just landed straight in your eardrum, pecking out an insistent, wriggling bassline with an off-kilter half-step beat to accompany the track’s name. The digital only, is a pile of children’s building blocks whose constituent parts slowly come together, with an extremely familiar little melody underpinning the solid drum work.