Had Björk ditched the Sugarcubes a bit earlier, she might have dropped a mid-80s power pop jam like Jaust's Reckless, premiering here today. Full of big, chunky synths, capped by muted handclaps, and a restless, loverlorn vocal, Reckless sparkes like a neon cry in a wormhole.
Says the elusive LA-based producer, "One of my favorite albums is Enter the Dragon by Bomb the Bass and it had a song on it called Don't Make Me Wait. I loved how it stood out as a 'song' on an album that wasn't in the same genre. While this album is nowhere near Enter the Dragon I wanted to have a similar sort of change of pace.
Something that feels out of place but is still related to everything else thats going on somehow." The myserious rising star gambit can lead to oblivion if it's not mapped out right. Based on everything we heard so far from his self-titled debut, including a slew of great remixes via Ital Tek, Xinobi and Lavashark, we doubt the transplanted Kiwi has anything to worry about.
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