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Jay Daniel (Wild Oats / Sound Signature / Watusi High) is one of the leading artists in the latest generation of Detroit electronic music-makers. This debut album on Ninja Tune’s Technicolour imprint, "Broken Knowz", signals a departure from his previous output. Disillusioned with the constraints of drum programming and the associated deficiencies translating human feeling or emotion, he retreated to his mother’s basement, picked up his drumsticks and started recording into a multitrack mixer for the first time. The results are refreshingly exposed and overtly reliant on the sheer weight of the grooves. It’s a mighty debut from a young man seemingly oblivious to the weight of expectation associated with the pantheon of music makers hailing from his hometown. Jay recently played the Planet E showcase at Output NYC, followed by a Japanese tour with Kyle Hall (Wild Oats). Forthcoming Boiler Room album launch party in Detroit. For fans of Kyle Hall, Funkineven, Four Tet, Theo Parrish.
Matt says: Next gen. Detroit wonderkid Jay Daniel drops his much anticipated debut LP, following a slew of critically acclaimed 12"s. Taking on the long player format with ease, Daniel lays down live abstract grooves which'd make the Rhythm Section crew blush; before embellishing with scrumptious keyboard work and beautifully programmed synth patches. Exquisite!
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