Jaffa Kid - Soft Celebration
Daniel “The Jaffa Kid” Pringle has been brewing a steady stream of lo-fi, icy, melodic tracks since the late 1990s from his bedroom setup of various synths, software and drum machines. But it’s only recently that his spaced-out take on techno, breakbeat and electro has been picked up by labels like La Beauté Du Négatif and Brokntoys. On his debut for Gated he takes influences as diverse as Detroit techno, ambient and low-slung acid and mashes them together for an involving and off-kilter 5-tracker. At times driving – see ‘Echelon’ on the flip – at others emotive and deep, the EP works as well for the 4am dancefloor as it does the discerning listener.