Juju & Jordash

“Blue Plates”

RS012 scanZoom inLabelReal Soon
Cat. No.RS012
FormatEXCL12"A
Orders fromMon, 22 Jan 2007
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Review

JUJU & JORDASH combine live instrumentation with programmed rhythms to create two pieces of the deepest, darkest, haunted House music. ‘Blue Plates’ is a driving angry-sounding track featuring loose handclaps, treated vocals, Detroit synth pads and thunderclap percussion. ‘N.P.I.’ is a warm, jazz-influenced track with a loose, dubby arrangement built around Rhodes piano chords and Ilya Ziblat Shai’s double bass. JUJU & JORDASH met nearly a decade ago through a weekly jazz session in Haifa, Israel and are currently based in Amsterdam. Throughout the 1990s, each played and composed in various jazz and rock outfits while experimenting together with electronic dance music. Juju & Jordash formally joined forces as a duo in 2003 and two years later released their debut THE HUSH E.P. on Reggie Dokes’ PSYCHOSTASIA RECORDINGS (Detroit). In 2006 their track with WALTER JONES ‘The Ballad Of Johnny Velocity’ was released on CISCO (Japan). Their tracks have been remixed by THE KOOMBA PROJECT (Reggie Dokes & Scott Ferguson), HENRIK SCHWARZ and WALTER JONES. As solo artists, Juju & Jordash have released on Terrence Parker’s REAL RIGHT RECORDINGS (Detroit), ATTIC RECORDS (U.K.) and FACT RECORDS (Jerusalem).

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Charts: “Nick Luscombe/Flo-Motion, Xfm-UK Radio #5”

Groove Magazin (GER): “Die aktuelle Veröffentlichung der in London ansässigen Detroit-Romantiker von Real Soon kommt von Juju & Jordash. Die stammen eigentlich aus Haifa, sind erprobte Jazz- und Rockmusiker, lümmeln in Amsterdam rum, verehren Detroit abgöttisch und stoßen dort sogar auf Gegenliebe. Veröffentlichungen auf Psychostasia und Terrence Parkers Real Right Label reichen als Leumund völlig aus. Für Real Soon korrespondieren tranige Cosmic-Beats mit blauen Noten. Dargeboten auf zwei endlos langen Seiten, dürfte das eine längere Halbwertszeit haben als die meisten anderen Clubtracks ”

Philip Sherburne (THE WIRE): “London label Real Soon just keeps getting better. From its origins in loosely Detroit- and Chicago-flavoured House music, it is branching out into ever more esoteric records that can’t be pinned to any particular style, past or present. At a moment when by-the-numbers club bangers are causing exhaustion even among dance music fans, each successive Real Soon release stands as a gentle reminder that there are still more sounds, rhythms and – most importantly – tempos worth exploring. If you told me these two cuts dated from 1982 I’d believe you, though mercifully there’s nothing to date them as old or new, retro or futurist. While plenty of new disco has dedicated itself to the sub-110bpm range, the likes of Lindstrom have never attempted something as deliberately turgid as “Blue Plates”, which grinds out a heavily reverbed rhythm forged of 808 toms, hypnotically swirling handclap patterns and an Industrial strength snare. In the background, unctuous bass and noxious pads do their best to drag down weirdly sprightly keys and blips. On the B side, an up-and-down arpeggio and a lumbering shaker rhythm circle each other like wary adversaries while walking bass and jazz keys set up a lounge atmosphere for a world that’s uneasy to the core. ”

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