Optimo's J.G. Wilkes releases his first widely available 12″ – four cuts exploring the boundaries of electronic body music. Wilkes' original mix of 'Jaxon' is a barnstorming dancefloor bomb that echose Mr Oizo at his electro squelching best. Cologne's Barnt provides a massive remix, elegant and heartfelt. The ambient 'Bathing Beauty' and a Naum Gabo remix of 'Useful Tool' make up the B-side. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, housed in a full colour sleeve with artwork by David Rudnick.
Infamous for his part in Glasgow’s DJ duo Optimo and the production partnership Naum Gabo (Speicher / Kompakt Extra), J.G. Wilkes is an esteemed music producer with a catalogue that has been building since the turn of the century. The ‘Jaxon’ EP is J.G. Wilkes’ first widely available solo 12” release containing four exquisite cuts exploring the ethereal boundaries of electronica.
Taken from a limited edition mini album box set entitled ‘German Pizza Party’ (VF111), J.G. Wilkes’ ‘Jaxon’ is the only track from that collection aimed anywhere near a dancefloor, in which rich and potent rhythms collide with foreboding frequencies. Cologne’s Barnt isn’t afraid to let the elegance of space and chaos into his heartfelt rework, solidly cementing the Koln-Glasgow freundschaft.
The EP features two further productions from Wilkes; the melancholic, beatless and occasionally ruthless ‘Bathing Beauty’ in its original form and ‘Useful Tool’, given a turbulent rework by Naum Gabo.
A1. Jaxon (Original Version)
A2. Jaxon (Barnt Remix)
B1. Bathing Beauty (Original Version)
B2. Useful Tool (Naum Gabo Remix)
|Dimensions||12 × 1 × 12 cm|
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