Release Date: 8th September 2017
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Bristol icon and purple sound innovator, Joker, is to release a new three-track EP, simply titled ‘Kapsize 021’, on September 8.
Written during a lengthy and intense period in the studio, ‘Kapsize 021’ follows a flurry of EPs released on his Kapsize label in 2016, including ’The Phoenix’ and ‘XXIV Bit’, but lands as the first of his own, EP-length material to drop this year — he released quick fire single, ‘Fantasy’, back in February.
Slanted toward a more clinical sound, ‘Kapsize 021’ is raw and stripped-back, rippled with scorn and menace. Opener ‘Mad Night’ begins with a jazzy, soulful interlude that soon explodes into life with bruising, crunching, face-melting power, while on ‘Melkweg Bass’ — a track named after the iconic club in Amsterdam — and ‘Medium Core’, Joker zeroes back in on throwing out heavy, sound-system pressure.
A natural extension of his earliest work, ‘Kapsize 021’ captures Joker at his meanest and most powerful, reminding us all that he remains one of the UK’s underground greats.
1. Mad Night
2. Melkweg Bass
3. Medium Core