Juju & Jordash return to the Dekmantel stable for their fourth LP: a series of purpose-written compositions, that highlight their maturity as musicians, and adept dexterity in the studio. Sis-boom-bah will be in stores on October 2nd and is their most complete record to date.
Without the pairing of Juju & Jordash, there would be no Dekmantel. The duo are an integral part of the label’s history, dating back to 2009 when they were the first act to release on the imprint. Nowadays, Juju & Jordash’s freestyle approach to performance have become somewhat more defined in a style that’s unique, yet elaborate, with a sense of otherworldliness – not only befit for the dancefloor, but otherwise transcendental moments.
Following on from their previous LP Clean-Cut, Sis-boom-bah is an album steeped in studio traditionalism with a direction towards composition. Recorded over the space of a few weeks and built upon years of improvised live shows in front of thousands of listeners, Sis-boom-bah was written around grooves by Juju on the guitar, and Jordash on the Rhodes. It was the first album the duo had written using such an approach, and solely produced and mixed by Jordash in Amsterdam, making it their most authentic record to date.
Sis-boom-bah’s diverse, spiritual nature is built around their use of polyrhythms. The percussive sequenced grooves and rhythmic backbone was generated using the Yamaha DX7, along with the Roland TR606 drum machine. This approach can be heard from the outset within the very first track ‘Herkie’; an ephemeral, yet tribal approach to minimalist funk. Spirituality flows throughout the record – in fact, the background noise comes courtesy of “noise generators from two separate synthesizers, each with its own filter slowly opening and closing so it kind of sounds like waves or wind.” There are also nods towards their acid influences, with some sure-fire slices of house music too. Sis- boom-bah is still very much a Juju & Jordash record, yet it’s one with a greater depth, musically and stylistically.
DKMNTL052 – Juju & Jordash – Sis-boom-bah
A1. Juju & Jordash – Herkie
B1. Back Tuck Basket Toss
C1. Paper Dolls
C2. Hanging Pyramid C3. L-motion
D1. Attack The Crowd D2. One Armed Liberty
Format: 2×12” LP + Digital
Release date: 02/10/2017