New York-based producer, J. Albert only arrived on the scene a few years ago, but he already boasts a steady run of releases. Tapped up by Lovers Rock, Black Opal and 1080p, he’s also had a string of EPs on Exotic Dance Records, the label he co-founded with fellow producer Person Of Interest.
This time his home is Black Orpheus, a fairly new label based in Berlin. Launching in 2016 with techno-flecked breaks courtesy of Alphonse, they’ve since hosted a Chicago house reissue and a collaborative project from Christopher Rau and Franklin Da Costa.
For Black Orpheus’ fifth release J. Albert gives us two dystopian club tracks; today we premiere B-Side ‘Smoke and Mirrors’. Opening with ghostly bleeps wrapped up in reverb, the production rumbles along via fizzing snares and eerie synth stabs, subsequently propped up by crisp syncopated beats.
You can cop No Longer Me now.