Label: Music is LoveScore: 7/10
British DJ/producer Jonny Cade is a man on the rise, a fact that’s particularly evident from the litany of solid club tracks he’s put his name to of late. As if to emphasise the point, his latest arrives on a label with similar aspirations, the Manchester-based, Music Is Love. On the Get Off My EP, Cade introduces us to arguably some of his finest work to date on an EP that’s littered with high-points from the get-go.
First up is the title track. A proverbial banger that’s imbued with a smattering of heaving piano chords, it’s passive aggressive tone and illustrious sounds mark it out as one that’ll do some damage in the clubs. Fervent and striking, it’ll leave an impression if nothing else. Production veteran Nail gives it a new dimension on his edit, as he gives it a slightly cosmic edge thanks to a deluge of sparkling synth action. Top draw stuff.
‘’Confused Keys’’ channels the spirit of vintage NYC tropes, as Cade again basks in melodic flourishes to add some gusto to his work. The subtle vocals are a nice touch, as are the boisterous kicks and the keen edge of suspense that lingers throughout. ‘’Give It All Up’’ is another unashamed banger, although this one packs a fair dose of mystique into its 6-or-so minutes. Again, the energy is high, and it duly closes out an EP that’s notable for such persuasions.