Jabru – Boat Drinks


Jabru – Boat Drinks

This July will see the Saints & Sonnets imprint return with its twelfth release, coming courtesy of Jabru who offers up ‘Boat Drinks’, accompanied by an Adesse Versions Remix.

Rising British artist Jabru is rapidly becoming one of the UK’s finest exports having released material via leading imprints such as Futureboogie, Paradise Club and XVI, as well as making up one half of the Bruh Jackman outfit alongside Hackman. Here we see Jabru join the roster of Huxley & Jimmy Poster’s Saints & Sonnets imprint, slotting him in alongside the likes of Detroit Swindle, Ethyl and Second City, which stands as testament to the contemporary appeal embodied in his output.

Title cut ‘Boat Drinks’ kicks things off, tipping the focus towards raw, dusty drum sounds and sweeping atmospherics. While elongated bass licks, smooth chord progressions and bubbling percussive elements gradually blossom over the track’s seven minute duration to create a gritty, hypnotic workout.

This is followed by the original mix of ‘Hubris ft. MTD’ which takes things in a contrasting direction, veering things towards a more house orientated sound with bright piano stabs, heavily swung rhythms, bulbous sub tones and intricately processed vocal snippets. Then Prime Numbers artist Adesse Versions rounds off the package with his rework of ‘Hubris ft. MTD’, stamping his signature deep and rugged vibe on the original cut, taking a more sparse approach with the drums and bringing the cosseting, melodious aspects to the forefront to close the package in style.

Jabru’s ‘Boat Drinks’ EP is out on Saints & Sonnets 28th July 2014.