Ever since they dropped Anton Zap's 'Pepper Exchange' series back in 2008 which was closely followed by a batch of critically acclaimed pressings from Baaz, Ugly Drums, Deep Space Orchestra or Knarf Skipson to name a few, Quintessentials has been a bright pulsing dot on our radar. Earlier this year they produced two amazing slabs of wax from Jeremy Glenn and Ananxander and by the end of May another exemplary EP came out, this time from a fairly new name on the house scene.
Jack Fell Down is the clever moniker that two freshly talented boys from London, Tony and James, adopted for their hot grinding jack-infused bass-bumpin' raw trademark sound that took clubs and DJs by storm with some of the best rated releases that Home Taping Is Killing Music, Dabit or Manucci's Mistress recently delivered. To add to the already impressive resume, Jack Fell Down delivers a well-rounded and matured EP on Quintessentials, a truly quintessential piece of their highly polished production skills and undeterred ethos of challenging your very own beliefs about music and culture.
The rightfully titled 'Hot and Hazy' starts with a deep and moody trip to 'The Garage', a rather mellow house warmer that features a groovy bassline, supple stabs, good-time keys and the kind of looped ambiental vocals that makes us grin like a cheshire cat. The flipside hosts 'New Friends', a more energetic club rumbler that hits a kick drum deep and hard while swinged percussions drive the rhythm towards a warm rhodes pad and cool vocal slices. For the final cut of this fine wax we have 'You And Me' take a walk through a deep and dubby realm of house, one where echoed sunbaked synths flow like sweet gold over a steady bass-kick pair and the ever-present human vocal touch is felt across the entire trip.
So there you have it, a Quintessential deep house slab of vinyl so well-done, that needs to find its way into your record collection right now ;)