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Who else would have thought before the year 2020, that this new decade starts with
a devastating natural incident that pushes the entire world in a health crisis and
recession? Well, we sure didn’t. And still, after 11 months, this damn virus doesn’t
seem to go away. But no matter how bad this pandemic is. There is no need to stop
Many people used their time during the lockdowns as much as possible to make new
music. And Jakobin is one of these guys who took his time this spring to work on
brand new material, that is slowly but surely coming out the next months on various
labels. One of them is his Locked EP on our imprint – fortunea.
The title track on the A-side is an amazing piece of house music. A great homage on
the raw punching Chicago sound and the late 80s/early 90s UK rave era. Heavy
Breakbeat-loops blend in perfect together with the use of 909 kicks, low-frequenced
acid lines and a stabbing piano.
Turning over to the B-side there is the track ‚Pad Work’. A deep dub house tune with
a nuance of Lo-fi-nism in it. Mysterious voices that are coming forward from the
background of this bouncing beat, a restrained but also smooth bassline and
hypnotic string- and synthesizer-passages are the main characters in this tableau.
While ‚Dreadbox’ is sealing the deal on this release with an abstract melancholic scifi elektro approach.
Overall a conspicuous release, that lets you forget the chaos that is happening right
now in this world.