After his 2015 stomper EP on Correspondant, Max Jones makes his debut on Mexican imprint Duro with a 2 original plus 2 remixes EP. The artist that shook the dance floors with tracks like "Slow" and "Cornetto" returns to the battlefield after 4 years of silence with a renovated, warmer sound.
"Perisur" is a sinister yet salacious, heavy-breathbing Detroit workout, that sees an unlikely cocktail of elements come together and writhe ecstatically in it’s dark, deviant energy. A quiet and confident menace drives the whole track, tightening it’s grip on the listener with every beat, so that by the closing bars, you’ve somehow managed to volunteer full surrender to Perisur"’s unsettling and uncertain fate.
Max treats us to a second original production in the shape of "Poche". Built on an unrelenting combination of kick, snare and quivering sub-bass - it’s actually the humble melodic riffs that pass in and out of proceedings, the eerie, semi-harmonius whistles and the murky, haunting voices criss-crossing - that represent the true and unassuming genius of this intriguing gate-loaded heater.
Jepe delivers the second re-working of "Perisur" creating an unfussy and rapidly addictive, swing-loaded groove, that stoically stalks the stave, and struts it’s sure-footed strut. That is, until the devastating analogue hum of dark Detroit waves appear on the horizon, quickly growing into looming towers of seductive, enveloping noise.
Before closing the door, the dark mist then lifts to reveal Cornelius Doctor Emotion and his playful, yet focussed, laser-sighted Discophony; where echo chamber drums, twitched-up melodies, hazy synths and friendly acid gurgles combine to create this unstoppable atmosphere and sense of determination so strong you’ll be down the park challenging your PB in no time.