In the continually evolving dance music world where trends come and go, Joeski has stayed at the pinnacle of the industry, keeping to the original values he learnt playing in front of crowds at Limelight, Tunnel, Palladium, Nasa and at his first residency, the ‘Together’ parties at the legendary Roxy in New York.
Since 2001, Joeski’s Maya Recordings has gone from strength to strength, with releases heard on dancefloors from New York to Ibiza & beyond. Alongside the label, Joeski has also produced music for well-respected taste-making imprints such as Crosstown Rebels, Defected, Desolat and Poker Flat.
His latest offering – In Dub We Trust – comes on Damian Lazarus’ revered Crosstown Records imprint. Advocating an array of different shades of house and techno music, the label’s reputation and presence have a global quality that most labels can only aspire to attain.
Opening the release, ‘Lessons Learned’ storms in with a driving combination of 4/4 house potency and groove-led elements – making up for a quintessentially dance-inspiring affair. Big-room drums and pulsating rhythm carry you onwards throughout, often disappearing down a spiralling path of twisted and pitched perc samples whilst passing through commanding dub-inspired vocal segments – Jah!
Next out, ‘Faded’ continues the warped and inebriated-feeling glitchy sampling. Electing to go for a slower and looser swung groove base, Joeski’s rhythmic prowess shines as it elevates progressively throughout the track. Taking on yet more Reggae Dub elements, it’s a fine blend of stripped back and spaced out cadence, combined with subtle dancefloor energy – crammed with standout nostalgic vocal licks.
An undeniably bodacious release from one of house music’s most celebrated artists, Joeski’s ‘In Dub We Trust’ is out now on Crosstown Rebels.