Jack of all trades, master of the edit, JKriv has brightened up some of the most delectable disco cuts around. His imprint Deep&Disco Recordings started in 2011, originally as an outlet for his own productions, has grown to encompass a large family of producers following the lead of the label’s name. Alongside friend Aaron Dae, he also heads up Brooklyn based label Razor-N-Tape, a melting pot for nu disco and skilfully exercised edits, that’s championed rework royalty like Frank Booker, Al Kent and Late Nite Tuff Guy.
JKriv joins forces with Free Magic, co-founder at New York label and party Discovery, for a new EP on R-N-T and our real standout was the title track, ‘Eleanora’. Snubbing the usual disco flavours in favour of a beautifully stirring piano propelled musing, that is equal parts cleansing and wistful.
Gripping from the off, ‘Eleonora’ commences with a dark pulsing beat conjuring up unusual likenesses with The Bug’s ‘Skeng’. The breakdown swiftly delivers soft dreamy keys and tender puffs of sax, all blessed with grainy female jazz vocals that furnish the track with a woozy Groove Armada feel and the moody depths of Portishead.
Eleanora EP is out now and available from Juno.