When we spoke to Jubilee for a NEXT feature a few months ago, she told us she already had a new project completed and she was just waiting on the weather to get better before releasing it. That project, her label Mixpak have just announced, is titled 'JMZ Riddim' – a single backed by two remixes from an unnamed producer working under the alias Thundridge Echo. It's available to buy right now.
JMZ Riddim draws heavily on dancehall and reggaeton, moving away from the Miami Bass vibes that coloured the 'Pull Ova' EP before it, and fits easily into Mixpak's cosmopolitan interpretations of Caribbean Island musics (check out Dubbel Dutch, Palmistry, and label head Dre Skull for more) but keeps an excitable party heart that is all Jubilee. It also has a lot of bass in it, to be fair.
You can also stream the two Thundridge Echo remixes over here: the first a heavy dub version that sinks, scratches and stretches the original riddim beyond recognition before the second reggae mix swoops in and makes everything feel right again.
01. JMZ Riddim
02. JMZ Riddim (Thundridge Echo Dub)
03. JMZ Riddim (Thundridge Echo Reggae Mix)
Mixpak released 'JMZ Riddim' on 20th May 2013 (buy).