Exclusive Premiere: Jody Barr – Teriyaki Donut (Born Electric)

Artist: Jody Barr
Title: Teriyaki Donut
Label: Born Electric
Released: 14th July 2017 Pre-Order available
Genre: Techno / Acid

Catapulted into 2017 as one of Sasha’s artists to watch this year, rising hardware-fiend and technoid groove sculptor Jody Barr isn’t missing a beat. Fresh from launching his own trend-free Portable Minds imprint and past excursions on Krankbrother, and Nofitstate, South Wales’ Barr now makes his debut on James Zabiela’s, Born Electric.

A wry nod to Tarantino and filled with as many twists, the title track more than lives up to its name; What ignites as an unadorned-but-thumping acid track gradually morphs into a psychedelic hinterland of soaring textures and sense-blurring textures before dropping us from a dizzying height back into the naked acid melee. Genuinely head-bending.

Don’t stop at the donuts as there’s plenty more to feast on: ‘Late Night Swimmer’ is an unhurried, much more introspective trip. Once again Jody begins with a reduction before shrouding us with elements that counter and balance between sinewy acid and swooping strings to evocative effect.

‘Crushing My Smokes’ concludes business on a much sterner, stark tone. Ominous in tone, steady in build, twisted in pay-off; everything is about the tension and full thrust release that doesn’t hit until way past the halfway mark. Reminiscent of a young Agoria in some ways, but with his own precision elements and signature, its metallic, space-bound aesthetic complements the sharper acid twangs of the EP.

We told you he isn’t missing a beat. Expect plenty more plot twists from the Portable Mind very soon…

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Artist and Global A&R Manager, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.

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