Boomkat Product Review:
100% Silk update their halcyon rearview perspective to proggy, later ‘90s breaks/electro-trance with typically charming results from Tampa, FL.’s DJ Panthr
‘Jade District’ imagines a sort of ‘Global Underground XX: Tampa’ session with eight tracks of smooth playing vibes that step on from 100% Silk’s usual deep house fascinations to a point further in the ‘90s when trancey breaks took flight. In step with 100% Silk tastes, it’s not peak time stuff, and better considered for the afters, everything bathed in an impressionistic glow and smudged with traces of Floridian bass and breaks for a sexier appeal.
“Simmering and serpentine, the songs slipstream from lithe to liquid to narcotic, traced in acid, dub, and deep house fog. It’s dance music as both reverie and nocturne, overcast and underground, the perpetual motion of mossy neighborhoods passing in the dark, streetlights smeared by rain.
Thompson speaks of the “desolate peace” of sleepless dawn walks through Southeast Portland, tall trees silhouetted against glowing strip malls. The synthetic and natural worlds fused in greenery and concrete. Jade District feels both immediate and introspective, club tracks for midnight minds, born of distance, dreams, and things unsaid.”