Los Angeles (September 15, 2016) Firepower Records will release British bass bomber Jarvis’ new EP Hit the Deck on October 7th. This is a special one. Last year, we put out a remix contest using Datsik’s dancefloor crusher “Katana”. Producers from around the world answered the call, but, ultimately, it was Jarvis’ remix that blew our minds. His talent is irrefutable; his work ethic is tenacious. And his voracious appetite for exploring the entire bass music universe leaves him free to take his creativity as far as it can go. We welcomed him into the family, and one year later, here he is with a mind-melter of an EP.
Leading the EP is “All I need”. The track takes no time at all sinking its hooks in by offering up a catchy vocal that eventually acts to balance out the essentially aggressive edge of the track. But the strength of this track is in the range of bass music beat structures Jarvis explores. Halfway through, the track shifts surprisingly into a filthy rolling swampy beat. RIP your neck.
With “Discotheque”, Jarvis dips back into rave history and creates a superior homage of sorts to the electronica rave anthems of the past. The top lines and melodies reflect the subtle and less intense synth arrangements of modern dubstep. Listeners can experience this track while imagining slipping into a warehouse party circa 1997. This would be a solid track to shift up the vibe of any festival set.
The title track “Hit The Deck” featuring Born I Music goes all in. This is Jarvis at his finest, and he’s created a fantasy track putting forward his best sound design techniques in one 3-minute stretch. From an 808-fuelled buildup, to insane growls and murderous synth stabs, the track is a perfect canvas for Born I Music’s vocal swagger.
Rounding out the EP is “Wait For Me” and it shows off Jarvis’ skill as a true composer. A pop hook is absolutely slayed by Jarvis’ superb synth structures. His use of a live guitar feature over a trap beat is incredibly intoxicating, and it proves his far-reaching vision. Perfect for massive festival sets.
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