Boomkat Product Review:
Dutch D&B DJ/producer Yorobi runs a fractious solo debut fusing jungle and footwork for Bristol’s keepers of the flame, Sneaker Social Club, after her 2020 collaboration with Tim Reaper
Also regarded for her design work on the Intense reissue volumes, Josje Bijl aka Yorobi is a mainstay of Amsterdam’s D&B scene for the past 20 years. The ‘Eden EP’ locates her dancing on the knife edge between ‘90s jungle and ‘00s footwork templates with strong dub-wise influences as finessed sound design. ‘Motherless Child’ is a breathless stepper cadging samples of Dred Bass pads, and ’Stabs’ rinses it ruffer with SD-style tail-chasing breaks swept up in intricate arrangement. ‘Rhode to Nowhere’ leans back on a breaker tip, and ‘Eden’ shows off sharp sound design tekekrz.