Boomkat Product Review:
Joker’s full-length debut ‘The Vision’ may have polarized some listeners with its pop vocal-heavy content, but the man’s here to make amends with this collection of slick instrumental cuts. With the silky tones of Jessie Ware and friends stripped from the meat of the tracks it’s easier to hear Joker’s virtuoso skills at work, especially on tracks like ‘Slaughterhouse’ and standout banger ‘Back In The Days’. The producer is a true gear head, and to hear the light, deft touches in his productions is a joy. I know there are plenty of you out there who still lose it when ‘Tron’ drops, and most of the six tunes on this mini-album have a similar sense of razor-sharp wobble-friendly awe. But this isn’t the bro-step we all love to hate, and while Joker winkingly drops plenty of jagged saw waves, the focus is always on the composition - and that’s something he nails in a way Skrillex can only dream about. Good lad.