Jack & Joy vs Menini & Viani / AAHM
Adapter Recordings / Released July 2013
Rather than referencing a nonchalant sigh, the latest from Jack & Joy, here alongside Menini & Viani, is actually a rather enthusiastic statement of intent. All About House Music starts as it means to go on then, with its Original Mix opening into a huge, rave inflected breakdown, combined with title-spitting rap hook, before launching into the all important four fours its title is crying out for.
Supermercado takes things down a slightly different avenue with the remix that follows, arguably informed more by European minimal techno rather than straight up That Thing What Jack Built, and by that we mean heavy on the hypnotic percussion and ever-enticing groove, rather than actual minimalism (plenty happens between first bar and last).
Those looking for something a little more heads down could well look towards the dirty, dubby, and decidedly techy Dubai mix, which opts for a shuffling rhythm whilst keeping the effects and ‘moments’ to a minimum, nodding towards organisations like Robsoul in the process. And this is before anyone has mentioned Luca Bisori’s interpretation, which closes the the four piece on a notably bouncy, jacking and dancefloor focused tip, stopping short of driving but barely pausing for longer than a few moments to catch its breath. Party music, make no mistake.