The second offering from Nick Brennan’s (aka Tripswitch) new label onedotsixtwo comes in the form of a highly creative collaborative trio of DJ/Producers from the Netherlands – C-Jay, Yoram & Namatjira.
C-Jay is perhaps best known for his critically acclaimed, chilled ‘Echoes’ album that was presented as a wind-down final disc on John Digweed’s ‘Bedrock 18’ opus, and his previous ground-breaking ‘BackSlider’ album (also released on Bedrock). Yoram’s exceptional releases on Outside the Box Music, Crossfrontier Audio, Parquet, Lowbit and many more quality labels have seen him recognised as a highly innovative artist too. With his unique brand of sophisticated, stylish and superbly crafted music currently catching the ear of some of the biggest names in dance music via his huge releases on Anjuna Deep and Armada’s Electronic Elements, Namatjira (aka Joost van der Vleuten) has become globally renowned for his distinctly deep genre blurring creations. So, it is perhaps no wonder that this triumvirate of exceptional and diverse talent has created something very special here.
We’re told that the onedotsixtwo label is focused on exploring and developing a dancefloor-orientated, boundary-blurring, proper progressive ethos, and ‘Mokuyobi’ is certainly a perfect starting point.
C-Jay, Yoram & Namatjira are all hypnotic masters, and together they fuse an unhurried groove with subtle swells of melodic beauty and an ocean of deepness. Their countless delicate touches combine to create a track of ever-evolving, spine-tingling excellence. The flow of this is second to none and really plays with the senses.
Maintaining the smooth flow and blissful beauty of the original, Label boss Tripswitch ups the energy quotient, steps up the percussive elements and fires up a seductive melodic monster to follow. Witness a master at work as his remix of ‘Mokuyobi’ showcases and highlights the musicality, melody and emotion that have cemented his reputation as a producer and a DJ over many years, as the track soars with a sublime filmic beauty.
Roll on the next release from what has quickly become a label to look out for, I know that I will be first in line to hear what’s next.
C-Jay, Yoram & Namatjira – Mokuyobi (onedotsixtwo) ODST0002
Beatport Exclusive: 27 November 2017
All Stores: 11 December 2017
Words Paul Sawyer
10 out of 10