jam city

Jam City, eccentric sonic-genius and mainstay of L-Vis 1990 and Bok Bok’s evermore-prolific Night Slugs label, has always come off as somewhat of an enigma. Hailed for the last three or so years as the prince of all things futuristic in club music, his productions are always fresh and on the easily accessible side of plenty- interesting.

A few months back he put the only entry on his soundcloud account up, a short mix called Earthly. Delivered more as a mixtape, it was a hugely fun ride through Vogue and other east-coast-club tinged rhythms with accents of Grime, Dancehall, and some (then) yet to be released original material.

Earthly 2 seems to expand on that thought process, as if it were a journal entry or a letter to those paying attention from within the isolated and much mysterious world of one of today’s most talented and forward-thinking producers. It doesn’t quite hit its stride as quickly as the first one–perhaps because slower tempos may not seem to be Jam City’s strongest point–but it’s every bit as Vogue-y, eclectic, and engaging as its first edition.

Listen to Earthly 2 below.


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