Emerald and Doreen presents When the World Gets You Down by San Francisco artist JP Soul. Most known for his productions on his label Roam Recordings, his collaborations with 40 Thieves, Anthony Mansfield, and Jeniluv (as JP & Vulinej), JP Soul has started to venture out this year delivering two EPs for Emerald and Doreen, an EP for Nein, as well as contributions to Logical and La Dame Noir.
Though generally a cheery guy in When the World Gets You Down the artist reflects on the current state of world affairs characterised in the title track with gritty distorted melodies over a driving acid line. The Grind continues this mood with its heavy hitting mid-tempo drive.
Accompanying the two originals is a spectacular guitar laden remix by the impeccable Curses who keeps true to the original while infusing his characteristically tight production and lush soundscape. Up and comers The Shamanic Movement take on The Grind and deliver a darker remix perfect for late night dirty warehouse parties or even dirtier after parties.
Cover art by Mari Stauffer Howard.