Boomkat Product Review:
Low Jack’s keenly awaited sequel to the acclaimed ‘Riddims du Lieu-dit’ smash is finally here, deploying 6 anti-nuke riddims inspired by radio jingles, YouTube dembow mixes and sound effects - a big look for fans of Equiknoxx, The Bug, Ossia, Demdike!
He continues to rudely shape the dancehall in his own style with ‘Jingles du Lieu-dit’, packing innovative mutations picking up where his screwed industrial dancehall edits left off last year. Churning up pendulous grooves in acres of murky dub space with a patented sleight-of-hand, these are oscillating weightless, dematerialised, and heavily present, turning the dancehall into a flux of ‘90s ragga mutations and now ting reggaeton, leaving its rugged structures notably free of vocals but full of characterful samples, idents, and studio elves that can’t help but connote the artist’s moodily crafty and kinetic style, lying right on the cusp of darkside and party-ready concerns.
Up in it, he executes a scything re-chop on Richard Browne’s ‘Baddis’ riddim teasing out its eastern motifs into woozy shapes on ‘More Speed’, whereas ‘Dinner’ exerts a hypnotic spin on reggaeton’s rub ’n tug rhythms and ’Shell’ spirals headlong into a vortex of soundsystem ephemera. Down below, meanwhile, ‘Lasers’ finds its range in massively swollen bass and GRM-like cyberdub dimensions, along with the windswept dancehall of ‘Find Them’ and the outstanding, hydraulic pressure of ‘Wheel.’