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Jo Def - Swim/TookItThurr (Steps album)

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We love new music and listen through a lot every week. But it's not very often a new artist comes in and totally takes over. I think it was about a week ago we got the "Swim/TookItThurr" promo in our inbox. JoDef comin' straigh outta Oxnard, Los Angeles, and I got drawn in and have more or less stayed in the world of JoDef all week.

If you haven't heard the tracks already "Swim" is a filtered broken tune with a housy feel chopping up classic Sade vocals. "TookItThurr" is a rework of Slum Village/Dilla's classic "2U4U". I'm struggling to find words to describe the style but I just love the blend of influences and genres. Amazing!

'Steps' is a timely release that comes during an experimental and fluid epoch in electronic music which proves to be a soulful, west-coast inspired footwork masterpiece. With varying influences from Jukesquad to TekLife – the original Chicago footwork crews, Jo Def carefully combines west coast leaning, bass-heavy vibes with traditional syncopated footwork sounds to produce a cohesive listen all the way through. (

This double A-sided EP was the warm up for his album that was just released entitled "Steps". The album is a collection of reinterpreted tracks from a wide range of influences. From the two above mentioned to R.Kelly's "It seems like you're ready" and Louie Vega & Kenny Dope's deep house classic "Deep inside".

And as if that wasn't enough his label Soulection (label, radioshow and music collective) has decided to put out the album for free for a limited period. Absolutely essential. Get it now!

Download: JoDef - Steps

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