Exclusive Premiere: Jay Tripwire & Modern Ancient – This Is What U Want (Kwench Records)

Artist: Jay Tripwire & Modern Ancient
Title: This Is What You Want EP
Label: Kwench Records
Cat No: KWR018
Release Date: 14th June 2019 | Buy now
Genre: House

Next to bring a succession of arresting club cuts to Kwench Records is Canadian powerhouse Jay Tripwire alongside Modern Ancient. Breaking ground with partner and up-and-coming producer Modern Ancient in 2018 with their meditative EP project ‘Heart432’ on Mr. C’s Superfreq label, they now land on Cassy’s label with three galvanising tracks.

Those who’re schooled on the innovators and influencers who rose in the ‘90s and retained their relevance, will know Jay Tripwire as being a pioneering force with a colossal catalogue of over 300 vinyl records and a myriad of digital projects on labels including Superfreq, Poker Flat, Bass Culture Records, as well as DJing in hallowed haunts across the globe.

“It’s great to welcome another collaborative project onto Kwench Records as we kicked it off with having artists get together. I’ve had Jay’s records on rotation for years, and for me is a huge representative of what people call the West Coast sound. Now joining forces with Modern Ancient, I feel like they understand not only the label but me as a DJ and what brings my sets to life.” – Cassy

The EP takes flight with ‘Bats’, a spun-out slow burner which leads us into a reflective, vocal-led respite before resourcing the chug of the bassline. Keeping us submerged in a brooding space with deep drums and scattered sonic shards is ‘Kreature’, while the spirited title track journeys to the light, switching and elevating the mood.

1. Bats
2. Kreature
3. This Is What You Want

Ian French
About the Author

Director and DJ, 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.