jamesjamesjames hovers somewhere between Y2K house and super-sugary PC music, creating a unique and sexy sound that just feels expensive. The Melbourne-based artist has built a large following with poppy earworms and pounding house, and now joins Shall Not Fade’s Classic Cuts series for a full EP of hits.
james2007EP starts with the anthemic “It’s Not You, It’s Me”; pairing the rumble of jungle breaks with melancholic, airbrushed vocals that show their SOPHIE influence, it’s an eye catching opener. “My Purple iPod Nano” has a sound palette which will transport you straight back to a 00s club night, teasing a climax that stays just out of reach with pumping synth stabs and a kick drum that packs a punch.
On the B-side, “Orange Tesla” is a high-pressure roller that centers a pacey melody – sure to be a 3am dancefloor energiser. The record closer, “I Dunno Her”, brings back the emotive edge with spaced out pads and glittery little ear candy moments overarching the still-racing beat. Ballad-like vocals that are barely perceptible add depth. This EP showcases jjj’s talent for catchy and clever hybrid music, which is sure to make him one to watch.
- 10.90 €
Full colour sleeve.