Having spent most of 2012 so far further establishing itself as a global bastion of forward thinking electronic dance music, the Rwina label is changing things up a little with an EP from young Dutch producer Jameszoo. Check!!!On ï¿½Faaveelaaï¿½, Jameszoo displays the kind of brazen ingenuity that youth affords by drawing inspiration from dancehall before finding its edge to craft an entirely new take on the genre.
ï¿½I You Cherrypearlï¿½ sets the tone, and itï¿½s firmly tongue in cheek. Eerie melodies bubble slowly to the surface until a hint of percussion signals the arrival of the riddim.
On ï¿½Mrm Aid Sï¿½ is the riddim is seemingly broken, its percussion and bass pulses coming at you from various angles while strange animals make noises in the back.
A lullaby done in a dancehall fashion might sound like ï¿½Doc Pipper, about as close as it gets with a childlike melody contorted over bass heavy kicks and rolling percussion with processed vocal chops. Itï¿½s perhaps the track that displays the most obvious dancehall influences yet still manages to sound unlike anything ever done in that style.
Things end on as delirious a note as they started with ï¿½Psitta Riddimï¿½, coming across like a horde of robots kicking over a kindergarten.
Jameszooï¿½s debut for Rwina shows he has plenty of ideas and isnï¿½t afraid of experimenting with them. Whether you bump it at home or in the club, ï¿½Faaveelaaï¿½ is sure to surprise you and make you move in ways you never thought possible.