Aural Dive: Jamal Dixon — Brick City EP 2020

Brick City EP is available on Nylon Recordings

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 …

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