JD Twitch Skeng Teng

I work part time at a record store and we had a looooong debate about where to file the record featured in this week’s Wax Wednesday. As one half of the legendary Optimo, we usually categorize JD Twitch releases in the “Edits” and “Nu Disco” section, but this one really left us scratching our heads.

The title track “Skeng Teng” feat. Killa P is a flip of one of the most classic reggae riddims (“Sleng Teng”), but with a HUGE bottom-end that would shake any modern party for future music lovers. Then, prolific London producer Tapes steps up with a remix that sound like it was made by pressing ↑↓↑↓← → ← → Ⓐ Ⓑ Ⓐ Ⓑ on his Gameboy.

So, do we file in the “Reggae” section or the “Dubstep/Bass” section? Maybe the “Chiptune” section? No, wait, hold up! We still haven’t heard the B-side…

Flip the record over  and we’ve got a dubby excursion into the left-field of house with “Rockers” feat. Cassie O and yet another London-based producer on remix duty. South London Ordnance rounds out the release with a straight forward remix that makes the track way more accessible and playable without detracting from what made it stand out in the first place.

To make a long story short, we ended up filing the record in “House/Techno” because everyone agreed it would get more exposure there and after writing this review, it was definitely the right choice because there is almost ZERO information about this release online! Take a listen to the only full track preview available and then sample the entire record in 30-second increments before buying it from Turntable Lab.

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