Boomkat Product Review
Jack Dice is a new project on Modern Love from John Twells and Walker Chambliss. Twells, amongst very many other things, runs the Type label and has been producing music of various different disciplines and varieties over the last 15 years. Although he's never released anything on Modern Love before, he's a long time friend and associate of the label. Chambliss is the manager of Main Attrakionz and has been DJing with them for the last couple of years as the official 'Green Ova DJ'. 'Jack Dice' is fuelled by an interest in bass, Twells being a car audio nerd and Walker having an obsession with 90s southern rap music. The EP features their first tracks produced together, 4 pieces condensed and f*cked with over the last few months, somehow feeding Twells' interest in screwed analogue recording techniques through to a more percolated/propulsive trajectory aimed squarely at the floor. Those southern rap influences are definately there, but theres something odd and incongruous about the way the tracks have been pieced together - something that won't surprise anyone with any knowledge of where both these producers find musical nourishment.