Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Jakwob - Electrify
If you wanted an absolutely banging dub-step remix of your track in 2010 or 2011, Jakwob was your go-to-guy. Previously turning out hot reworks for the likes of Ellie Goulding and Jessie J, you'd often as not here his versions played as the originals on Radio 1 of a Friday night - a sure sign if anything of the enduring popularity of a properly good mix.
But now turning to his own music, Jakwob unleashes Electrify, already given its debut as one of Zane Lowe's 'Hottest Records In The World'. It's a dizzying mix of retro-styled soul-sample vocals and ravey piano stabs, oh, and a delightfully bonkers music-box-esque ditty. But right at its heart, where it really matters, a massive steely slab of solid dub-step grounding.
Head out to the clubs in the dawning of what I like to call 'Olympic year', odds are you'll be hearing this.