JEM - Semiotic - SNBV013 by Sheik ´N´ Beik published on 2018-04-11T16:21:40Z Electronic music label Sheik ‘N’ Beik announces its new release SNBV013, an EP called Daisy Cutter by JEM. This EP is the third release in their series aimed at celebrating the diversity and history of New York and its boroughs. As Sheik ‘N’ Beik’s hometown and source of constant inspiration, the label focuses on spotlighting and paying homage to the five boroughs of New York including Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and The Bronx. Each borough’s flag is given a modern and colorful twist via the cover art and design of each outer jacket. The first release in the series, Manhattan, featured local NYC hero and co-founder of Voodoo Down Records N’conduit, and the second, Kathisma resident Mr. Dello’s Vaadhoo EP. The new EP from JEM, dedicated to The Bronx, opens up with title track Daisy Cutter, which directly sets the tone of the release with a straightforward, dynamic techno, elevated by an eerie, dark atmosphere. It goes on with Neb, a downtempo second track with a lighter tone that progressively gets back to the initial mysterious mood and capriciously brightens it with warmer back-and-forth sounds. Next on the 12” is Semiotic, a third track structured by a clever balance of deconstructed rhythms and sparse acid and synth melodies in the continuity of the lighter, warmer mood previously built up. The EP ends with Temple, with a more aggressive accent animated by several lighter melodic layers and a stifled background bass.