Veteran U.K. DJ and producer Skream is set to launch a new record imprint with a three-track EP to kick things off. His new record label, IFEEL, goes live May 21st, 2021 with Jones’ own Chesters Groove EP.
The EP opens with Jones’ original mix of “Chesters Groove,” a techy, minimal house-oriented number with a repeating syncopated stab and enticing percussive work. Created for peak-time energy, “Chesters Groove” utilizes repetitive elements that become more entrancing as the track pushes forward into a lengthy and airy breakdown, before the groove kicks in once again.
Also included are two remixes from Berghain resident Norman Nodge: the “Ying” and “Yang” remixes employ the recurrent themes from Jones’ original, with a new spin on the phrasing of the stabs and changes in the tempo. Nodge’s “Yang” remix nearly breaches a techno atmosphere, with a higher tempo and distorted kick drum.
Together, the three tracks make a statement about the direction in which Jones will steer his new IFEEL imprint.
“I wanted to create a label solely for my own productions, in any genre I feel like,” he said in a statement on the launch. “I want to bring in musical artists from across all genres that I really admire. I am especially proud that INSA is part of IFEEL and that Norman is joining me on the debut release”.
Skream’s Chesters Groove EP will be released in full on May 21, 2021.