Jinx - Snake & Blaggers EP [Straight Up Audio]
Release Date 6th July 2018
Label Straight Up Audio
Cat No SUP001D
Straight Up Audio is a new venture from Jinx, a fresh platform for him to showcase his no-nonsense sound. Expect heavy duty, forward thinking production, with no frills attached. For the first release Jinx brings the ‘Snakes & Blaggers EP’ a 7 track slice of fresh, hard hitting sounds from himself and a select couple of friends.
First out the door sees Jinx link up with Ruffneck Ting’s Dazee for ‘Holding it Down’ and as expected from the pair it’s an explosive start. Built on thunderous claps of bass pressure rounded out with tight steppy drums and warped crunchy synths this EP starts like it means to go on.
Number 2, ‘Bun Dem’ sees Jinx going solo and taking things a bit gnarly for a grotty bubbler with a flurry of crisp snares. A naughty little weapon for any selector’s bag of tricks. Meanwhile ‘Cut Off’ is one that’s built specifically for the bass heads: it’s fusion of rumbling low frequency subs and precise rolling drums are the perfect recipe for applying some dancefloor pressure.
‘Massive’ does exactly what it says on the tin and is a colossal tune, it lulls you in with neatly chopped funky sampling in the intro before blowing you away with an absolute wall of sound. It hits like a sledgehammer but it still laced with Jinx’s signature wobble and rhythm. In contrast, the title track ‘Snakes and Blaggers’ is classic Jinx, a proper contemporary roller. A warm rolling bassline coupled with carefully placed SFX and tight vocal chops.
‘Sekkle’ is another energetic roller, this time with healthy lashings of distortion. Constantly building and building, it pounds along with relentless energy, never stopping and rarely slowing. The final track ‘War Lords’ sees Jinx partnering up with Margaman for a dark and uncompromising slice of music; raw sampling, perpetually rolling breaks and gully subterranean bass notes that drive the track deeper and deeper. It’s deep, dark and dangerous.
Expect plenty more where that came from, as this is just a teaser of the arsenal Straight Up Audio has got locked away.
This one hits all good online retailers from the end of June 2018