The Sound of Tomorrow.


los angeles, ca

Soulection is a global platform moving culture. With music as the foundation, Soulection exists to inspire a shift in passive consumption placing value on community, discovery, transparency, DIY growth and the artistry of music. We're The Sound of Tomorrow. 

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S032: Jo Def - Steps


 Alternate Minimal Artwork by Andre Power

 

'Steps' is a timely release that comes during an experimental and fluid epoch in electronic music which proves to be a soulful, west-coast inspired footwork masterpiece. 

With varying influences from Jukesquad to TekLife – the original Chicago footwork crews, Jo Def carefully combines west coast leaning, bass-heavy vibes with traditional syncopated footwork sounds to produce a cohesive listen all the way through. 

The lead single “SWIM”, wraps a wavy and filtered Sade vocal with bass stabs and head-nodding tempo for a sexy yet danceable time. “Took It Thurr”, the “2u 4u” Slum Village flip is a classic in its own right and given the Jo Def treatment, the song transforms into a spaced-out, cerebral journey through Jaydee’s vocals fused with the footwork sound. 

Based just north of Los Angeles in Oxnard, CA, Jo Def brings a wealth of musical knowledge and positivity to the label. By delivering the spirit of footwork infused with soul and rnb, Jo Def's unique sound-vibration cements Soulection's dedication to bringing visibility to new artists and timeless music worldwide. 

Discover: 
soundcloud.com/jo_def 
facebook.com/joisdef 
twitter.com/joisdef

credits

released 19 November 2013 
Mastered by DJ Romes 
Executive Produced by Joe Kay 
Artwork by Andre Power 
Words by Jacqueline Mari

 

 

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