Jus Nowhere – Reignition EP
Label: Definition: MusicScore: 7.5/10
Swiss label Definition has quickly established itself as one-to-watch over these past few months. Blindingly consistent with their delivery, they’ve already featured a host of names from the house music underground, with names such as Ben Mono, Darius Syrossian and Hector Couto leading a very diverse and eclectic bunch. The latest such individual to be led into the camp is Justin Nouhra AKA Jus Nowhere, a U.S. producer whose sound is neatly aligned with that of the Swiss lads.
On the Reignition EP, we’re told of how Nouhra is a man adept at creating peak-time soundscapes. ‘Reignite’, complete with warbling bass and swelling synths, does exactly that, and its clever vocal helps breathe a tangible human edge into the track. Grimy but with enough personality to keep us in check, it’s nothing if not a dubby and auspicious start.
Hausick’s remix then capitalizes on the early promise thanks to a series of acid-influenced squelches and another heavy-duty bassline. ‘Hip-House’s broken beats, offer a moment’s reflection before a purring bassline evolves into something more foreboding and sinister, while ‘Shameless’ closes with a stunning and classy intervention of dramatic sounds.