Syncrophone sub-label Phonogramme returns late April John Jastzebski’s ‘Seasons’ EP,
featuring a remix from FXHE/Mahogani Music artist Kai Alce.
French producer and DJ John Jastzebski has been involved in the French and global underground
House and Techno scene for over a decade now, releasing on imprints such as D’julz’ Bass
Culture, Phil Weeks’ Robsoul, Syncrophone Recordings and of course Phonogramme where he
returns to here.
The original mix of lead track ‘Season’ takes the lead via infectious stab sequences, snaking subs
and raw organic percussion before Kai Alce’s ‘Restructure’ of ‘Season’ follows and tips the focus
over to airy chords, jazz-tinged lead melodies and a bumpy rhythmic swing.
‘Illusion’ follows and sees Jastzebski focus on a more stripped-back aesthetic with rolling drums,
dusty string samples and warm Rhodes driving the composition. ‘Gracelend’ then closes the
package with smooth, unfolding pad melodies, crunch drum sounds and a murky, hypnotic feel.