- Release Date 2015-06-01
- Label Leftroom Records
- Catalog LEFT055
24 year old Glaswegian Jasper James' debut production dropped on Optimo Trax in 2014 to rapturous support from the likes of Bicep, Eats Everything, Skream and Jackmaster while, as a DJ, he has quickly developed a sterling reputation with shows at venues including Fabric, Warehouse Project and Space. Having dropped an Essential Mix in May 2014 as well as a regular Rinse show, James' reach continues to grow.
First track 'ZTRK1' opens in a flurry of arpeggiated bleeps before getting down to business with a pulsing acid bassline, steely hi-hats, and a mutating synth hook while Motel One gets straight to the beat for a no nonsense piece of techno that offers surprise moments of euphoria as it wends its way. Finally it's Skream, fresh from success with 'Still Lemonade' on Crosstown Rebels, adds a dark, throbbing energy to 'Motel One' with hypnotic, undulating pads, rhythmic bass and a cascade of spine-tingling topnotes.