Beni G of the Mixologists and Plus One of the Scratch Perverts, together known as Jack Beats, just released a new mini-album under Skrillex's OWSLA impint entitled “Somebody to Love.” With previous hits like “Revolution,” “Get Down,” “End of Love,” “U.F.O” and their first mini-album “Careless,” the British electro house duo have been taking the world by storm, working with EDM greats like Diplo and Dilllon Francis, and remixing artists ranging from Flux Pavilion to La Roux.
Their latest mini-album begins with “Somebody to Love,” which starts things off with a high-energy party anthem feel. Jess Mill’s airy vocal, accompanied by Jack Beats’ signature wobble bass, gives the track a hard electro edge with a strong melodic undertone. Next, the album takes an interesting turn with “Just A Beat,” which is exactly what the title suggests: a very original beat that is left up to the interpretation of the listener. The progression of the song is incredibly intriguing, as you can almost see new soundscapes building on the track's basic skeleton as you listen.
Jack Beats takes another exciting turn with “About to Get Fresh” featuring Philadelphia based rap duo Chiddy Bang and OV of Foreign Beggars. The dare-I-say almost moombahton-sounding beat coupled with pauses of intense bass and overarching hip hop inspiration seem like it would come together in a mash-up of nonsensical ideas and genres, but each influence manages to come together into a wholly original piece that reflects the dance-worthy feel of “Somebody to Love.”
Next is “Knock You Down,” which completely embodies the original Jack Beats sound we all know and love. Hard, edgy electro combined with high energy and deep bass at its finest leaves us with a new essential tune for our music libraries. Last up, and my personal favorite, is “Storm” featuring English singer-songwriter Kid Harpoon. After the high energy of “About to Get Fresh” and “Knock You Down,” “Storm” is a relaxing breath of fresh air. Its quiet brilliance finishes out the EP as a whole and gives it a polished, beautiful goodbye.
As an added bounus, Jack Beats was kind enough to include the instrumental tracks for each, so be sure to check those out as well. Also, feel free to check out the music video for “Somebody to Love” here and experience the entire story of the mini-album by downloading it on Beatport.