Boomkat Product Review:
Jana Rush scythes thrilling new routes for footwork with the obsessively detailed and incredibly propulsive volley of ‘Dark Humor’, a sibling of sorts to 2021’s mighty ‘Dark Enlightenment’ album
In step with her footwork scene peer, Jlin, Jana here proves that the lasses are plotting the future for Chicago’s most dynamic style. Picking up in the rollicking wake of ‘Dark Enlightenment’ - hailed among 2021’s albums of the year by many - the seven tracks of ‘Dark Humor’ continue that session’s uncompromising flex and psychosexual thrust with uniquely inventive trax that buckle ghetto house with OG jazz, hip hop, and hard-ass rhythmic psychedelia in her patented style of syncopated ecstasy.
From the jaw-dropping 9 mins of straightjacketed hyperfunk in her ‘Aural Hallucination’ mix of last year’s ’Suicidal Ideation’, thru the double deep post-bop/footwork fusion of ‘Lonely’ with DJ Paypal, to the lascivious 2Pac sample lathered into ‘Make Bitches Cum’, Jana is not fucking about on ‘Dark Humor’. There’s a curt reminder of her queer drive in the panicked tattoo of ‘Don’t Want No Dick’, and proper tendon-controlling twitch in an update of her classic ‘Break It’, and seriously freakish, percolated frolics on ‘Unk’, with an unmissable piece of inch-tight torque on ‘Clown’ bound to set fire to the circle.
Jeeeez, this is strong.