Deep / Tech House
July 8, 2013
Few DJs and producers have had the longevity and success that Jerome has had throughout his career and even fewer can lay claim to having graced such esteemed labels as Planet-E, Drumcode, Defected and Renaissance to name but a few. On the 'Bicept' EP Jerome Sydenham takes time out from running his renowned house imprint Ibadan Records to deliver the fantastic four track 'Bicept EP' for Desolat. The EP kicks off with 'Bicept', a driving house track with incessant warm bass which cleverly builds through smartly placed additional crisp percussion and short echoing vocal snippets. Jerome demonstrates his production expertise on 'This Door', injecting the track with some serious funk, combining uplifting keys and warm pads, resulting in a track that has all the right ingredients to be one of the anthemic house records of the Summer. 'With The Bone' is another Dancefloor focused track, combining sharp stabs, a meandering synth and a short sharp vocal to devastating effect. Rounding off the EP, 'The Jockey' sees Jerome combine brilliantly with the Berlin based Greek producer Quell, whose debut album was released on Ibadan recently. 'The Jockey' is a hypnotic and hedonistic journey, complete with pumping percussion, rolling vocals and raw sounds perfectly suited to move a packed club. Overall then, on the 'Bicept EP' it is evident that Jerome Sydenham has drawn upon all his years of experience to craft a fine debut record for Desolat full of rich textures, subtle details and striking sounds.