Jack Dixon ‘E / Find Shelter’

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Artist: Jack Dixon9331_e-find-shelter
Title: E / Find Shelter
Cat. #: HFT026
Format: 12″ & Digital
Label: Hotflush Recordings
Release Date: 05 November 2012

Jack Dixon follows a string of critically acclaimed releases for Apollo (R&S), Take and Losing Suki (Hypercolour) with his debut outing for Hotflush. Influenced by the sparse atmospherics of Wolfgang Voigt, the playful intricacy of Autechre beats and the off-kilter grooves of UK garage, the Berlin-based producer is unconstrained by genre or place, pioneering a modern, progressive sound that’s already garnered him a glowing reputation.

In turns colourful, ambient, melodic and driving, his new EP feels right at home on Scuba’s label. Beginning with a deceptively clean and minimal rhythm, E slowly gives way to lush glacial drones, skittering beats and huge euphoric drops to form a bold production that sits somewhere between the early morning techno dancefloors of Berlin and the murky sweatbox raves of late-night South London.

On the flip, he delivers the soulfully taut Find Shelter. Warped vocals weave in and out of an insistent, jazzy house groove, backed by a tapestry of glitches, vinyl crackle and live drum flourishes. It all leads to one of the most delirious and ecstatic drops you’ll hear this year.

Words by Sonny Baker

 

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