The New Violence onslaught continues with Jean Pierre’s ‘Lost In A Groove’. New Yorker Jean Pierre has appeared on esteemed labels like Stereo, Defected, De-Noize and Nervous with that trademark tech house sound. His EP with New Violence contains the two tracks, ‘Lost In A Groove’ and ‘Chemically Speaking’, with remixes from Lydia Eisenblätter and Vincenzo D'Amico.
Jean Pierre’s title track 'Lost In A Groove' is deep and hypnotic, containing enough weirdness to keep your mind guessing and enough groove to keep your feet moving. Haunting melodies, vocal snippets and strange samples keep the soundscape oscillating over the foundations of swinging percussion.
Lydia Eisenblätter has graced Kling Klong and Stunde Null, an established exponent of dirty funky tech house, which incidentally sums up her rehash of ‘Lost In A Groove'. Chunky and skippy vibes here, laced with gritty stabs and cool use of the vocal, as it keeps on building and creating tension.
Next is ‘Chemical Speaking’ featuring RAWRAW, which maintains the psychedelic vibe. Cool vocals, nicely effected meet a rollin' groove, full of swagger. Rounding things off nicely, Vincenzo D'Amico remixes Chemical Speaking. Famed for his releases on Playmobil and D-Floor, the talented Italian delivers a tasty rework, upscaling the bassline and percussion. The remix moves the track further into dance floor terrain and has been supported widely.
So far the role call of advocates for this package reads: Tom Findlay, Paolo Martini, Ninetoes, Franky Rizardo, Sleepy & Boo, Marc Poppcke, Bryan Zentz, Sabb, Joris Voorn, Jamie Stevens, Pirupa, Karotte, M.In, Kydus, Daniel Bortz, Piemont, Luca Morris, Sven Tasnadi, Tolstoi, Waifs & Strays, Leon, Monday Club, AFFKT, Edu Imbernon, Coteen and ONNO.
Definitely one for the tech house taste makers.