Jock Club - After Hours LP
After a dizzying barrage of cassette releases, CD-rs, and digital mixes, 540 grants Jock Club with his first proper vinyl release. Laymen might be vaguely familiar with Jock Club as a member of the esoteric collective Ascetic House, or as the drummer of Sonoran psych freaks Destruction Unit, but you might not expect what you'll find on this 12"- no lo-fi hiss, no faux noise influence, no nonsense; just four tracks of crisp, clean bangin' techno ready for the dance floor. The A side cuts are stripped to the bare essentials, for the most part only containing hard 4-4 kicks and swirling synth lines. B side gets a little more loose, incorporating some vocal loops and more hi hats and snare, similar to what we have heard from Jock Club's recent live DJ sets. It's hard to belive such disciplined material is coming from such a young man on his first vinyl release- surely the sign of much more to come. The mastering job from Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering does this one right as it sounds HUGE on wax, making it suitable to be spun in even the most serious of clubs.