A great new compilation to take you back to the raving days of the 80s/90s, this is Jam Hot!!!!
JamHot Records is a new label co owned by Tank Edwards & James Starkie. A label that aims to break down the barriers of today’s numerous sub genres and take it back to the glory days of the 80s/90s. The era that ushered in the modern dance music sound. An era where breakbeats and 4×4 kicks could be played side by side. The era of raving in big open fields. The glory days.
‘JamHot Vol One’ due out on Traxsource on 10/06/16 features 6 tracks, 3 by Tank Edwards and 3 by James Starkie. Going through James Starkie’s trio of tracks ‘808080’ is a great starting point, a track that evokes the early 80’s proto house sound with electro beeps, bleeps and beats that will conjure up images of dim light warehouses. ‘You 93′ is oldskool breakbeat hardcore/rave down to a tee with rolling breaks and Chicago style deep techno riffs. ‘Off The Chain’ continues in that classic breakbeat/techno vein with a big housey vocal and sounds that could sit well in a house, techno, breaks or even DnB setting. Deep, melodic, euphoric and just all round awesome.
Next up we will go through the three offerings from Tank Edwards. ‘Jack’in The House’ is pure 90’s inspired house, melodic uplifting pianos, a warm underbelly of bass pads, jackin’ beats and vocal snatches. ‘Hectic’ takes a bassy journey down the classic pop dance sounds of the early 90s, Mantronix, Snap!, Nomad, Pm Dawn, EMF, M/A/R/R/S and the Hacienda/’Madchester sound all rolled into a seriously funky jam with a speaker burning sub!!! ‘Check Dis Out’ sounds akin to Todd Terry & Mr Fingers getting together for a studio jam. Detroit bass meets big bouncing Chicago beats for a thumping slice of timeless tech house just like the good ‘ol days.
To quote that sample at the start of ‘Dub Be Good To Me;, this is Jaaaaaam hot!!!!! A compilation for the oldskool and nuskool heads alike. Tank Edwards & James Starkie take us on a ecstasy fueled journey of quality beats that’s got us rushin’ and will do the same for you!!!
Out On Traxsource 10/06/16