New York artist Jean Pierre is launching a new label. Having already featured on a long list of platforms previously, he knows a thing or two about producing tracks. The passion for music is no longer focused solely on his own endeavors, with Pakate Records set to serve as an outlet for friends and artists alike. FLETCH steps up for the first release, with both Franco Cinelli and Pierre himself on remix duties.
Such support for the rising UK talent must feel pretty good. The originals on Actin’ Up EP are devoted to a concoction of minimal grooves and vocal song. Two quite different cuts, one sexy, one gritty, riding the border between the underground and the less so. FLETCH is pushing beats here that would set UK dance floors alight.
Cinelli remixes the title track. The Argentinian veteran most recently featured on our pages when fellow native Alexis Cabrera took a moment to dissect the absolute bomb remix of Cassius’ ‘Sound of Violence’. One of the finest around, ‘nuff said.
The Cinelli treatment is invested into ‘Actin’ Up’. Power is pumped into the bassline. Its punching rhythm pulsates relentlessly while the minimal synth elements continue to brush through. Donna Summer’s timeless ‘Bad Girls’ sample stands out, perfectly defined around the rolling hypnosis of the beat.
Jean Pierre delivers something much fiercer in his rework of ‘Want Me’. Driving grooves celebrate the vocal, pitched forward and laced over a deeper, darker vibe that stems from a growling melody. Direct contrast between its counterparts, unexpected but banging.
Buy the record from Juno now.