Jupiter Jazz is comprised of deep house heavyweights Maceo Plex (a.k.a. Maetrik and Ellum Audio‘s label boss) and Danny Daze (Hot Creations, Future Classics, and Nervous Records). The duo premiered their first work together earlier this year, remixing Switchbox‘s “Pirates Poetry,” and followed it up today with this three-track EP entitled Booty Jazz. Their music is what you would expect from a duo called Jupiter Jazz, otherworldly elements that harmoniously sends the listener on a trip through the universe.
The album starts off dark and heavy with the ominous chanting in “Shake It Mama” that swells and grows until eventually dropping into a full on alien invasion message from outer space. The consistent drums and low chants become the bass layer for a slew of unique robotic snippets that seem to fall into place seamlessly as the song progresses. The song drops out briefly before swelling back into an even more powerful dancefloor beat that have that sub blow-out capability. “Technology” brings the listener a little bit closer to Earth, but not for long. With a vicious bassline and eerie whispers that quickly get accompanied by a smooth synth, this song catches the listener with it’s subtleties. About halfway through is when Jupiter Jazz really sticks to their name with a screeching synth that sends the listener back out to space. The duo grasp the emptiness of space before dropping back into the infectious bassline. The three song EP closes out with “Good Girl,” which starts off seemingly offbeat and all over the place with rolling distorted bass and stabbing synths before releasing into a sleazy creepy vocal sample that fits the production perfectly. The song picks up with a snare being added in, but then a synth drearily starts to slow down the track into a dreamlike state.
This EP is one of the best ones put out so far this year, and will sure to be topping charts and being played by everyone in the deep house community. With plenty of more collaborations in the near future, Jupiter Jazz is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately, the samples don’t do the songs justice, as the entire vibe morphs and changes throughout each track, so be sure to grab the Booty Jazz EP and follow the artists for all their updates!