Amens on Night Slugs? OG Grime producer P Jam serves up a curveball on the latest instalment of the White Label series.
Known for seminal beats such as “Anger Management” and “Real”, P Jam’s old skool productions were right among the canon that influenced Night Slugs so much in the days before we were Night Slugs.
Recently P Jam has been developing a unique production style that incorporates intricately edited hardcore breaks into an updated grime sensibility. A style that is ingeniously deployed on the A side of this 12? – a sub-heavy 2013 jungle ‘cover’ of a certain very famous Frankie Knuckles production – which is a concept that’s just too perfect for the NSWL series. And it’s built solid and razor sharp. Ecstasy guaranteed!
On the flip is a bonus cut, another ‘cover’ of the same track, but this time the breaks, and rolling sub are stripped away, creating a skeletal dub version. The icy 808 drums lets the Frankie’s sweet melody breathe until a nasty squarewave bass cuts the track in half.