The latest release on Tuxedo’s Electronic Tree imprint welcomes Jelly For The Babies back to the label for a brand new single.
The Serbian producer and The Purr Music label boss last appeared on the Polish imprint with his ‘Homeworld EP’, dating all the way back to January of 2014. Now 24 months later he makes his long awaited return with ‘La Synth’ alongside remixes from Micha Mischer, Lorchee, true.dat and Srinivas.
The release begins with the original mix and finds Jelly For The Babies at his deep and dubby best. Anchored by a mid-tempo groove and glacial atmospherics it strikes a smooth hypnotic chord straight away. The introduction of a tonal theme brightens up the proceedings and also adds considerable bounce to the groove. Indistinct vocals are next and once again a real highlight in the mix for me, there’s a cool aquatic quality to them and they just sound ridiculously smooth. The main break goes old school with some house inspired chord changes and over all vibe, it’s wonderfully timeless and ultimately sets up a wicked conclusion as well. Beautiful work from Jelly For The Babies.
There are also four remixes included here which offer nice alternatives to the original. First up Micha Mischer goes even deeper and funkier with some lovely bass tones and a cool late night approach. Tribalistic drums and celestial pads meld well with the environmental themes and ultimately setup a lovely tonal lead. A gorgeous break full of hopeful vibes proves to be the ideal centrepiece to the rhythmic action and again the drums really shine during the third act conclusion. Wonderful remix from Micha.
Next up Lorchee brings the tempo up a touch but keeps the smooth dubby vibes from the original well intact. It would be ideal for bringing the energy up a few notches in the morning hours and the glacial lines which flow through the framework are an aural delight. Scattered claps and a smooth exhilarating build coming out the break are what really standout though, along with an overall toughness which complements the previous two versions nicely.
Polish artist true.dat is next and his groovy rhythms and smooth textures are always a welcome addition to any project. Here he takes ‘La Synth’ and adds some considerable funk with a spacious, chunky groove and wonderful drum work. The vocal elements have been used amazingly well, with a bit more of a hooky flair which adds nicely to the bubbly synth clusters. A perfectly executed break sets up a lovely third act where more rhythmic elements and a lonely pad take the production a notch or two higher. Classy stuff from true.dat.
Closing the release out is Srinivas who returns to the label for his third appearance and delivers what might be my favourite mix on the release. The growling foundation has an uncertainty about it which is really nice and the musicality is strong. Panning effects and dubby tones keep your senses fulfilled until a nearly dead drop into the break, where an expertly executed reconstruction ensues and ultimately delivers a stellar third act. Srinivas has created an excellent party vibe here which easily rivals his best work on Low Pressings. A really strong remix and a great way to cap off the release. Awesome stuff from Electronic Tree and Jelly For The Babies here. Don’t miss it.