Boomkat Product Review:
Jacques Greene returns with his first new music since his 2017 debut album ‘Feel Infinite’
"‘Fever’ / ‘Focus’ is a brand new EP - split over two 12”s - which sports his best music to date: a fusion of analogue and digital house and techno with an amped up melodic sensibility. On ‘Avatar Beach’ we hear shimmering broken trance and early tech house of the late 90s stretched and spun back new brand new electronica. Classic euphoria cut with new technology.
Jacques Greene is not a purist. Since 2009 he has continued to create unabashedly contemporary, avant garde dance music. Reacting to dance music as an increasingly conservative form, looking to old hardware for its ideas. At 29 years old and nine years into releasing music, Jacques Greene is more interested in the imagined history of dance music and how the form intersects with contemporary software, fashion, the internet, pop and R&B.
On his debut album ‘Feel Infinite’ he soundtracked the club as a sacred space for youth. Quasi public / quasi private - the club offers us a place to be shut out the world, together. On ‘Fever’ / ‘Focus’ we step outside into the real world and watch the sunset across an (avatar) beach."