Boomkat Product Review:
Rag-ass jack joints and ruddy rare grooves from Steven Julien (Funkineven) on his Apron label
Landing nearly 10 years into his release schedule, ‘8 Ball’ presents a pleasingly unrefined, and yet still super deep, batch of productions from a producer who has firmly held his line since the start.
On the A-side he works up a percolated jackers fuss with the drum machine gun-spray of ‘Blk808’, and most cannily without resorting to bass drums on the four. With the B-side he unleashes the kicks with proper, recoiling force in the warehouse demolition job of ‘Pot808’, before ending up somewhere more debonaire, rarified in the floating pads and thistly wriggle of ‘Teer’.