What up readers, if you’ve made it this far it’s clear you already know what it is. Allow me to explain. My name’s Jeremy, I grew up in San Francisco and have long been an aficionado of thought-provoking electronic tunes. In recent years, my eyes/ears have been turned towards the burgeoning UK bass scene spearheaded by Jamie xx (among others) and by labels like Night Slugs and 50 Weapons. Artists like Nicolas Jaar, Cedaa, Claude Vonstroke and Diplo, however, leave me plenty of reason to be excited about of the current state American electronic music. But enough about me, on to the music.
JEFF019, the newest installment of Mad Decent’s free-to-download Jeffree’s imprint–which in the past has brought us releases from producers like Baauer, Bwana and Flosstradamus, as well as Diplo, himself–comes by way of Branko. Once called J-Wow, Branko apparently ceded his original moniker to “a certain Italian-American from Jersey with the same name.” Guido beef aside, a couple of these remixes BANG. French Fries lowers the intensity of the original without sacrificing anything in the way of quality. Wait for that first bass hit and you’ll be hooked. French electroheads Beataucue also go frikin IN on Branko’s “Going In Hard,” which features up and coming Tampa rapper Dominique Young Unique. You can download the whole EP here (though I’ll warn you Mediafire’s been sketching me out lately): http://www.mediafire.com/?ccwuxac3wqti5l3
The tracks are also available for individual download on the Mad Decent Soundcloud page.