Jacksonville

“Fon”

HM014 scanZoom inLabelHobbes Music
Cat. No.HM014
Format12
Orders fromWed, 26 Feb 2020
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Review

Continuing a run of highly eclectic and quirky but consistently individual releases (most recently GAMING’s internationally lauded Scenes From A Deserted City 2x12″ LP, out Nov), the Hobbes Music label is very excited to welcome Jacksonville aka Yorkshire-born, Edinburgh-based artist Chris Lyth, to the fold. He has carpet-bombed the last few Hobbes Music events at Edinburgh’s Bongo Club with his excellent live sets and the release has been in the pipeline for some time. The ‘FON’ EP (caps intentional) combines a love of classic electro and techno with dub reggae, sound system culture, the UK’s contemporary bass scene etc. Mastering was done by Optimum in Bristol, who did a really lovely job, with loads of width in the mix. This release follows Jacksonville’s ‘Machines Of Loving Grace’ EP which dropped in November via Inner Shift. He has a pedigree spanning some 20 years plus via releases for the likes of 2020Vision, Hizou, Doppler, Thug, Plastic City, Leftroom, A.E.R, Shanti and Dan Curtinís Metamorphic. This record’s a bit of a departure for him. While we’re deeply saddened by the knowledge that there’s no chance now of us ever hearing Andy Weatherall play it out, we’re kinda heartened by the idea that he would have probably dug it…. RIP.A1. FON, B1. Orienne, B2. Varadi

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