Saturday, 29 May 2010

DJ Jaz - Skyler

San Jose, California-based label Jump makes a welcome return here, having been MIA since 2002, and there are seven mixes of Skyler to talk about so let's dive straight in.

In its original form, Skyler is a tuff-ish, techy-ish dancefloor deep houser, while DJ Jaz himself supplies a stuttered Sky Rework, which is available with or without a slightly Prince/Chromeo-esque vocal. A-Uneaq's Remix and similar-sounding Slum Remix are more bubblin', squelchy takes with some subtle rave-y touches, Arturo Garces takes us down a deeper road, and then finally, everyone's favourite portly Puerto Rican Carlos Souza, AKA DJ Sneak, supplies a fairly self-explanatory Bumpiest Remix.

For me it's just about a draw between the Sneak and Garces mixes, but it's all good, as they say in the United States of America.

Out: This week.

About: Bay Area resident DJ Jaz was the original co-founder of Jump back in the day and now returns to the label having spent some time in further education and then set up two other (digital) labels, Haze and 456 Records. The reborn Jump doesn't seem to have a website yet but don't go confusing them with Birmingham bassline label Jump, will you?

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