Following the release of his debut 'Frame Relay' EP last year, Sydney producer Endgrain (Jackson May) returns with his 'La Junta' EP & new single “Way Back”. La Junta is the culmination of over a year’s work for Endgrain, with the release highlighting the producer’s breadth & genre-defying work.
Opening track "La Junta" finds May finessing his satisfyingly simple looping technique highlighted on debut single, "4 x 4". Tribal percussion and staccato vocal samples layer and combine to form a pace-perfect track focussed for the floor. New single "Way Back" follows suit a winding bassline and simple hook, playing with listener expectations across three distinct movements. Finally, "Costa del Sol" rounds out the EP with latin pianos, splashy cymbals and bubbly horn lines to form the EP's cheeky closer.
Having previously received support from FBi Radio, BBC Radio 1, Triple J, InTheMix, Purple Sneakers, Pilerats, Ripe Music & community radio nationwide, May’s EP stands tall without needless sonic clutter, showcasing a producer confident in his ideas and abilities.
With an enthusiasm for quality and a DIY-attitude, May is also one of the brains behind Sydney’s renowned Translate Sound System. After attending some of Europe’s leading electronic festivals, May and two friends were inspired to build their own high-quality, high-output sound system to help power Sydney’s thriving underground party scene. In addition, May regularly sends his music to London to be pressed to acetate, allowing him to play unique, all-vinyl sets of original material through his own custom-built system. He has performed at warehouse parties across Sydney, as well as powering the sound for events such as Picnic, Rimbombo, Yolk & Dungeon amongst others.
Endgrain’s La Junta EP marks the awaited return since May's debut EP last year. With more exciting offerings (just) around the corner, be sure to watch this space from the talented Sydney producer.
Endgrain’s La Junta EP is out December 14 on October Records.