Album Review: DJ T - 'The Inner Jukebox'

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Album Review: DJ T - 'The Inner Jukebox'

7 / 10 Friendly Fires, Hot Chip, Foals and sonically curious indie kids: stand by your beds. We have important news from Berlin, namely Get Physical co-founder DJ T’s second album. As a snapshot of post-minimal dance music right now, it’s unbeatable. You could call ‘The Inner Jukebox’ deep house, and it’s certainly warm and rich, but ‘deep house’ implies something mild-mannered. Instead, there is a rigorous, hard-rubber toughness, a dub density to these tracks, all fiercely-clipped samples, ping-pong bloops and repetition. Once you lock into the grooves of the plangent, piano-led ‘Rituality’ or the chewy ‘Switch’, the whole thing takes on an exhilarating mania, an overwhelming 5am euphoria.

Tony Naylor

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