Jasper James – ZTRK1 EP
On 1st June Glasgow based DJ and producer Jasper James releases ZTRK1 on Matt Tolfrey’s Leftroom records, featuring a remix from Skream.
24 year old Glaswegian Jasper James’ debut production dropped on Optimo Trax in 2014 to rapturous support from the likes of Bicep, Eats Everything, Skream and Jackmaster while, as a DJ, he has quickly developed a strong reputation with shows at venues including Fabric, Warehouse Project and Space. Having dropped an Essential Mix in May 2014 as well as a regular Rinse show, James reach continues to grow.
First track ‘ZTRK1’ opens in a flurry of arpeggiated bleeps before getting down to business with a pulsing acid bassline, steely hi-hats, and a mutating synth hook while ‘Motel One’ gets straight to the beat for a no nonsense piece of techno that offers surprise moments of euphoria as it wends its way. Finally Skream, fresh from success with ‘Still Lemonade’ on Crosstown Rebels, adds a dark, throbbing energy to ‘Motel One’ with hypnotic, undulating pads, rhythmic bass and a cascade of spine-tingling topnotes.
Jasper James’ ZTRK1 comes out on 1st June on Leftroom.