Two of the hottest young artists around, Huxley & Sam Russo, deliver the latest instalment of Leftroom Ltd this May in Jammas Basement.
Both Huxley and Sam Russo have been garnering much attention of late, with Huxley delivering the massive Let it Go single for Hypercolour and Russo unleashing low slung electronic weapons for Leftroom and Air London. As Djs, the sometime flatmates have an enviable reputation. Russo, a close collaborator of Craig Richards, is an increasingly regular fixture at Fabric in London (not to mention his packed touring schedule) while Huxleys name can be seen on a huge amount of impressive and eclectic line ups.
Jammas Basement is a finely balanced mixture of what Huxley and Russo are known for, with Huxleys skipping drums complimenting Russos love of off kilter melodies perfectly. A jabbing, rounded bassline gives the track a real sense of guts – prodding the listener while vocal snippets and lurching synths ebb and flow throughout what is a brilliantly simple arrangement.
On the flipside is Williams Trainers, a track that sees the duo indulge their shared love of 90s house and garage sounds and updating classic tropes with a deft touch. Swinging, dense and forward thinking Williams Trainers is a rich affair that always seems to have an additional quirk around ever corner and, as such, is real ride of a listen.
With two in form artists like Huxley & Russo, a collaboration is always an attractive prospect and Jammas Basement doesnt disappoint.