"Strictly J" 12"

by J Albert

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Niccolo Brown J. Albert, grand panjandrum of percussively dexterous house given an outing by 1080p, Vancouver's HQ for unconventional electronica? A match made in heaven, right? Did you honestly expect me to say no? The four tracks that make up "Strictly J" simply ooze craftsmanship; every track from its crisp snare hits, pads and moments of languid punctuation precisely assembled, but with an apparent ease that makes them perfect for the dance floor rather than fodder for production technique nerds. This is house for the itchy-footed connoisseur. This is class. Favorite track: For SOHO.
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Four new loose and beautiful metropolitan house grooves from prolific NYC producer J Albert aka Jio Albert whose Mantra (as always) is to keep it simple, and of course, keep it “Strictly J”!

In addition to the grime beats he’s been releasing on Soundcloud under the DJ Osom alias, Jio has also explored stoned jungle with a recent Black Opal release and a reissue 12” on his own Exotic Dance Records imprint.

“Strictly J” is his scruffy take classic house on zones more into the Hot Music-Soho vibes. Characterized by busy percussion, off-kilter downtown beats, stops and starts, scattered breaks, and weirdly breezy melodies, these tracks are roomy def down for the summer.

Interestingly enough, I was subletting Jio’s room last Summer in Ridgewood, Queens and was sitting next to him as he made some of these tracks while I worked my tech support job. He was listening to a lot of Buddy Rich, Bill Evans, and Jeremy Steig at the time.

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released August 4, 2016

Mastered by Paul Mac at Hard Groove

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