I spent a long eight years living in New Jersey, and to be honest I expected very little to come out of the Garden State as far as talented and forward-thinking dance artists were concerned. Only just this year, I’m starting to think I was wrong. Enter Jaw Jam, a NJ residing young producer. With intelligent synths and basslines, Jaw Jam has carved a clever little sound that fits well with the San Francisco label Symbols.
The No Sleep EP features three tracks that while skittering across different sounds and influences still maintain a coherence and uniqueness. The title track sounds oddly as if a 1920′s pre-”talkie” tune was revamped for the new millenium, ‘Can’t Recall’ carries an infectiously simple house vibe right into my favorite track of the EP, ‘Long Night’. The synths and calculated bassline on ‘Long Night’ will stick to your ribs and keep you bouncing, which is exactly what you want with a simple beat-based record.
The EP comes out on Symbols Recordings next Tuesday, July 2nd, but you can stream it below. You can find a free DL of ‘Long Night’ if you roam the interwebs a bit