LuckyMe – March 10th
As names go, Jacques Greene’s feels like one that’s been knocking about for some time and, while a debut album hasn’t surfaced until now, Feel Infinite reveals an artist brimming with thrashing beats and fresh purpose.
Greene’s ability to litter his tracks with insatiable grooves and warped vocal samples, primed for the club, while packaged like succinct pop smashes has always been a key part of his appeal, and ‘To Say’ and ‘I Won’t Judge’ trace a familiar, brilliant blueprint. But it’s the slinky ‘True’, featuring How To Dress Well, which proves poignant, brooding R&B isn’t out of reach either.
While his contemporaries construct ponderous soundscapes, Feel Infinite is a masterful exercise in producing concise yet essential electronic music. It can be done – just ask Jacques Greene.