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J:Kenzo - Ruffhouse / Therapy

Released December 12 on 12" Vinyl and Digital Bundle.

J:Kenzo made his Tempa debut earlier this year with the cinematic, fire-and-brimstone halfstep of 'The Roteks' and 'Protected' (Tempa 056), and this follow-up takes a similar approach but strips his music to the absolute bare essentials.

Lead track 'Ruffhouse', features a detached vocal from Rod Azlan, coiled and primed for attack, its power derived almost entirely from restraint. Short moments of silence within the track ratchet up the tension to breaking point, before huge, yawning expanses of sub-bass are allowed to take control again. On the flip, 'Therapy' releases all that pent-up energy. Carrying itself with a little more swagger, its skittish percussion is marked by traces of dub-techno and sonar echo trails that bound around the mix.