J Deep, Mallard - INTLBLK003
From the twilight zone of Rhythm Section International comes a new label for 2017: INTERNATIONAL BLACK. This is the offshoot’s 3rd release this year and the machine shows no signs of slowing down. Bradley Zero’s ear for new talent continues to pay off as we are introduced to yet another young pair of producers, Mallard & LT, going by the name of ‘J DEEP’. Mallard, a 19 yo Jazz student who made a big splash with his debut RS INTL EP, ‘Verte’, returns with a track aimed more squarely at the dancefloor. Although hypnotic and ethereal, it packs a punch, with the arrangement and musicality belying Mallard’s musical training at Trinity College. On the flip side, Mallard joins forces with another promising producer who goes by the name ‘LT’ in their collaborational partnership known as J.Deep. Complex jazz chords swim around 909’s to create an elevating techno roller that climbs and climbs only to give way to sparse rave stabs and ecstatic snare patterns. Tried and tested for the best part of a year, these are 2 serious jams, proven to cause dancefloor frenzy. International Black is heads down, arms up. International Black is for your mind, your body and your soul. International Black is late nights and early mornings. International Black is the sound when the lights go off.