DJ Mag: There's some classy-sounding production going on in here with "If You Break It", almost being a hyper-energised tribute to French disco figurehead, Cerrone. (8/10)
Titel Magazine: A sublime piece of analogue disco that contains a deep, driving bassline, so good, it’s enough to make you give praise to God.
Advance DJ support by: Erol Alkan, Tensnake, Ivan Smagghe, Mark Moore (S'Express), Moullinex, Rory Phillips, Xinobi, Larry Tee, Damian Lazarus, Disco Bloodbath, Headman / Robi Insinna, Punks Jump Up, diskJokke, Severino, Justin Robertson, Pete Herbert, Downtown Party Network, Tronik Youth, Club Bizarre...
Jonjo has been resident at the iconic Trash and Durr, before starting his own influential night, Hot Boy Dancing Spot, as well as playing in Barcelona, Berlin, New York and Tokyo, and on the Kraftwerk tour closing party at London’s Tate Modern Turbine Hall last year. A curator of the Ace Hotel soundtrack in London, Jonjo released official remixes of Crystal Fighters, Is Tropical and Xinobi but this is his first solo track.
‘If You Break It’ is a tumultuous bit of deep dark disco, with raw claps and nice chugging
arpeggiated synth lines. The bassline, too, is rugged, and there’s plenty of razzle dazzle and colour in the melodies Jonjo lays down. After a tense first half, robo-vocals and soulful synths break out and elevate the track to another level entirely. It’s a standout track with which to make your debut and it will truly captivate dancefloors.
As well as an instrumental version, remixing the original is Mexican Bufi, who has popped up on labels like this one with his own great solo work as well as on Kitsune, Electrique Music and Tigers on a Leash. His version of the fantastic original is just as compelling despite being paired down to an even deeper, richer groove. His synths and melodies are even more skyward, trippy and psychedelic and it makes for a fine alternative version.
14 Nov 2014 Punks Wear Prada, Milan, IT
15 Nov 2014 Birthdays, London, UK (w/ Xinobi)
29 Nov 2014 Discotexas Label Night @ Social Club, Paris, FR (w/ Xinobi, Justin Faust)
04 Dec 2014 ACE Hotel, London, UK
19 Dec 2014 Dalston Superstore, London, UK
27 Dec 2014 Horse Meat Disco Christmas Party @ XOYO, London, UK (w/ Crazy P)
31 Dec 2014 Age Of Capricorn NYE @ Arch, London, UK (w/ Hannah Holland & Dan Beaumont)
02 Jan 2015 Nancy's @ Dalston Superstore, London, UK
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