For his new album on Dixon’s Innervisions, titled ‘+’ Zurich producer, DJ and vocalist Jimi Jules invites a cast of collaborators into his creative orbit to create a collection that draws a line from luminous synth pop and the thumping, melodic house and techno the label has become known for. Across seven tracks, nostalgic flourishes of ‘80s acts like Telex and Depeche Mode cross paths with subtle hip-hop, EBM and jazz touches. Collaborators such as Dixon, Joy Tyson, Nathan Curran, Nathan Daisy, Dave Aju and Aquarius Heaven make themselves at home in Jules’ sophisticated arrangements, with his own vocals taking centre stage for the bulk of the record.
‘+’ is out now. You can buy it here.
That sense of melody and songwriting, which maintains a firm dancefloor focus, is reflected in Jules’ Selections, which take in 11 deep melodic club rollers, and capture the pulse of his DJ sets. Dig in.