Jaw Jam The Truth

Jaw Jam The Truth
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New Jersey's Will DiMaggio is Jaw Jam, a producer who, despite being only the tender age of 20, is producing some of the most forward-thinking bass music currently out there. Drawing inspiration from the UK bass scene, the spatial awareness of luminaries such as Night Slugs' Bok Bok and Zed Bias is very evident in his productions — the sparse percussion drags every last ounce of atmosphere out of the skittering R&B samples, which provide the tracks with their menacing soul. The tracks on The Truth possess a claustrophobic vibe that many strive for, but few actually achieve. Remixes come courtesy of Scottish-based producers Lockah and Yoin. Tuff Wax head honcho Lockah employs a maximal approach to the title track, taking us in a more Balearic direction, while Yoin's downtempo version is a little more faithful to the minimal vibes of the original. This is highly recommended. (Tuff Wax)