distant hawaii continues to aurally thaw the oncoming pacific cold front with a quartet of foot-toasting, skin toning summer house shufflers courtesy of hardmatter label-head and london resident jvxta.
nyc label homage continues a hot streak with their third project from uk producer jvxta (pronounced jux-tuh). after an excellent debut on his label hardmatter, jvxta gifts homage with four ny-inspired deep house cuts. brawn is an immediate tone setter. the banging stand-out made waves overseas prior to it s online premier thanks to cinthie, who pressed it to dub plate and played it as the opening track at her boiler room set in berlin. the remaining tracks offer a look into jvxtas unique tastes, and listeners will find themselves lost in quick-fire deep jazz, dreamy 80s tinged house, and a rolling tribal cut that we wished never ended. serious selectors take note, homage is not messing around, and this is a project that you ll reach for again and again.
jvxta steps up to the plate fresh from his outing with bokhari’s swamp tape series to open the record with dream, an atmospheric and jazzy number, utilising a soulful vocal to construct a cut that is suggestive of a modern day nu groove release. a2 takes it to lusher territory with lucia with swinging hats floating atop cascading rhodes and synth trills, while the flip side delivers a more ominous affair. dark chords ride along the classic, murky garage of midnight, finally leading to the driving drum workouts of zapata’s legitimate - perfect peaktime material.