Creative twists in strong supply but with a refreshingly complex musicality interwoven – BlackJacketBoys take on the genre-fusing contemporary landscape, with the beautifully melodic and simultaneously hard-hitting Just A Vibe.
Introducing itself with a Spanish-esque guitar part of impressive fingerstyle arrangement, familiar in chord pattern but cleverly skilful during the final part of its phrase, Just A Vibe goes on to inject a notably full and intense bassline and beat – suddenly uniting the organic and electronic worlds for this blissfully hypnotic embrace.
It’s a mighty drop, subtly unconventional, and contrast works its magic repeatedly from here on in – the track’s familiar building blocks appear intermittently and then together, ultimately weaving a web of addictive melodic journey and energising possibility all at once.
BlackJacketBoys approach the modern scene with relevance and originality combined. Just A Vibe is, at its core, precisely what the title promises. Underneath though, the single promises a new sense of identity and escapism – hopefully future releases will promptly reinforce this.