Coronavirus pandemic be damned, this is Jamal Dixon’s time to fly.
Somewhere and somehow between sets during his busy NYC-based Standard Hotel residency, DJ and producer Jamal Dixon released his Brick City EP earlier this year to the world — and the results have the power to connect with nightclubs far outside of America.
The title track is a stomper — the Afro sides of House and Techno are expressed in layered rhythms and a melody that swims in between them. But don’t worry, Dixon seems to effortlessly lead you through all those elements to jump in that pocket. He’s a DJ at heart so wants you to do your best on the dance floor.
“Weequahic Park” takes a more serious path with hallowed key vamps while maintaining a lovely and modern nod to Detroit Techno and Italo Disco. Highly danceable, and the audio effects alone will make DJs keep this track in their drives for late-night vibing with the dancers.
The “Jaymz Nylon Afro Tech ReShape” of the title track keeps the energy flowing with a minimalist South African House vibe.
Brick City is released on the Nylon label and available everywhere. Tracks for preview are below.
Fly on, Mr. Dixon …