In 2013, electronic composer Nicolas Jaar started a subscription-based record label called Other People. This collection, titled 'Work' -- as if Jaar's managed to get the label working at a steady pace -- offers up what is mostly new material from artists on the label's roster, though there are of course a few remixes scattered about. Tunes offered up on 'Work' include a cover of Nick Drake by Dave Harrington and a track from Jaar's mainstay Soul Keita.
Vinyl Double LP £18.99 OP017LP
2LP on Other People.
CD £9.99 OP017CD
CD on Other People inc. Darkside, Soul Keita, VISUALS, Ancient Astronaut vs. Powell etc.
I really don't have a strong reference in my head as to what Nicholas Jaar does or what he's about. I don't know what he eats for dinner, what his favourite shagging position is or where he buys his underpants. I don't know what colour or sexuality he is. He may be a tiny midget or a huge giant. He could travel by anything from rusting push iron to virgin white luxury yacht. Fuck knows. I do know that Other People is his subscription funded label and this LP comprises largely exclusive cuts from the label's roster. This includes a really cool version of Nick Drake's ''Things Behind the Sun' by Dave Harrington ft. Tamara.
There's a tune that falls into the bracket of quality soulful electronic pop, a chunk of glistening tranced-out bass music, a mad piece of juddering, fizzing astral breakbeat techno that has Powell's name on it. A moody house/Americana number from the, frankly, overrated Darkside (Nothing like shoehorning your own stuff on here mate...) Some real nice shimmering, glazed ambience courtesy of old minimal head John Jelly Neck. There's literally something for everyone here but overall it's a fairly horizontal compilation that consistently captures the imagination and sets the mood. Book-ended by a pair of brief playful snippets, 'Work' is anything but hard. Get soft with Other People today.
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