Boomkat Product Review:
J&J’s last album 'Techno Primitivism’ totally floored us here, finding a sweet spot between elements of dub, jazz and psychedelia within a tactile house and techno framework. This new album - 'Clean-Cut’ - left us a bit cold on first listen, taking a much straighter approach feeding off classic Detroit and swung Chicago styles, but in the space of a couple of listens it has completely earwormed its way deep into our heads and refused to let go. From that off-ish pan-pipe hook on the killer title track to the red-lining drums on "Wheeze Please”, the production details and exotic flourishes basically make this album a whole load more than the sum of its parts. You can tell these tracks were laboured over, you can almost smell the dank vapour trails of late night studio rollups and junk food permeating the air around you as you gradually start to notice the insane attention to detail. But the fact that ‘Clean Cut' never sounds too knowing really is the greatest testament to this pair of gifted producers. Hats off Juju & Jordash - you’ve made a brilliant album that somehow sounds like a million things - and quite unlike anything - you'll have heard before.