Weather Report and Aphex Twin. Jean-Michael Jarre and Atari Teenage Riot. Not names I’d ordinarily associate, but in a few instances, Jega manages to bring these un-conceived pairings to mind. Jega, aka Dylan Nathan, is a protégé of Mike Paradinas, and according to British Press is a pioneer of the aptly-titled “drill ‘n’ bass” scene. “Red Mullet” has a jazzy swing to it that belies the electronic analog sounds powering the song. The subsequent “Nia” could easily pass for an Aphex Twin remix. “Gemini” cools down some burning jungle with a smoke-colored spy bassline and sly organ stabs. Some really interesting music here.
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