ARTIST: JAMAICA SUK
TITLE: ART VS. WAR
DISTRIBUTION: DIAMONDS & PEARLS
MASTERING: CRISTOPH GROTE-BEVERBORG, DUBPLATES & MASTERING
ARTWORK: VICTOR OCARES
Cat: GRA 001
Released: 25 January 18′
Gradient kicks off with a four-track release from Jamaica Suk and remixer Cassegrain. Beyond Horizon builds into a flurry of whirring metallic noises and mind-massaging squelches, with throbbing bass tones permeating the disorientating wall of sound. Art vs War brings drunken bassline funk, with warped synth growls and dusty percussion punctuating.
Around The Vines is a less thumping affair, but its incessant rapid- fire synth arpeggios are equally hypnotic, paired with ticking percussive rhythms and pulsing sub bass. Cassegrain’s remix of Around The Vines underpins the aforementioned synth refrain with a thundering tribal tom rhythm and builds the intensity further through a metallic military snare roll.