DJ JM – No Days Off EP
By Corey Maass
Right away we go deep with “No Days Off”, the title track from this EP from DJ JM. The grinding synths hint at a gothic decay while propelling the track through wet streets at night. The rhythms aren’t obvious and the Atmospheric details make this track. The second breakdown twists sideways setting you up for a gorgeous second drop. lovely stuff.
“Ray Mound”, whoever he is, follows suit. Creative drum patterns and vintage-yet-forever orchestra hits confuse the sense. This is one of those you’d hear off the back of an anthem Just before losing yourself in it.
“Mad Move” hits a bit more up front, with UK funky toms and afrohouse shakers. That might be TSVI’s influence. This one builds slowly but it’s worth it. Once we’re rolling, it’s hardcore tribal. Hats dip in and out, the perfect tension and release. There’s just enough melody to hold on to. Whatever you do, don’t let go.
“Bar Bell” is a weird one.
And finally, “Orignal Taste” might close down the night. Or settle well in that late night moment where you don’t know if you’re awake or asleep. The slowed down, drunken percussion lumbers along under big synth pads. A great end to a really solid EP that covers a lot of ground, just like this track.
Posted on July 1, 2019