On the Radar: JoeSki – Deep Elements EP

Brooklyn producer JoeSki is back with his latest EP, Deep Elements. The Waveform Transmitter’s Ste Knight reckons it’ll be a big one.

Joe Flores, AKA JoeSki is almost certainly one of the first DJ/producers one thinks of when it comes to the New York house scene. Born in Brooklyn, which is a stone’s throw away from the Big Apple, JoeSki‘s house roots run deep into the scene – he has been at the very zenith of NY house from an early age.

Any house head worth their salt will recognise JoeSki‘s name instantly. His career has seen him perform at some of New York’s most iconic nightclubs, including Paladium, NASA, and Save the Robots. His style of jacking house proved incredibly popular, with releases on Junior Boys Own, Electric Soul, and Hooj Choons. This in addition to founding his own Maya label in 2000.

This Friday, March 17th, sees JoeSki drop his latest EP, Deep Elements, on house imprint Kittball. The three-track EP mixes JoeSki‘s earlier influences with a sound that is completely current.

Opener Kalimba sets the ball rolling with a driving kick, as echoing effects crack back and forth across the track. Lush pads sweep through before the house percussion drops in to full effect, accompanied by a xylophone break that echoes classic NY house melodies.

The second track on the EP is where it is all at for this writer. The Forest is a peak-time, dark-dancefloor track that thrums, throbs, and broods, thanks to the hypnotic vocals supplied by Yanay which couple perfectly with the throbbing lead, tech-house rhythms, and entrancing, acidic pads.

The third track on the EP, Exstacy, sees JoeSki dropping into his familiar jacking house groove. The track is a minimal affair, with resonating stabs pulsating through an understated vocal sample that allows the other elements of the track plenty of room to play.

You can grab your copy of Deep Elements from all the usual electronic music outlets as of March 17th. Get on it.

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