Pal Joey - #2 [LOPP D LOOP//LDLZ102]
LOPP D LOOP
A much in demand reissue of two of NYC born-and-bred, Pal Joey’s, classics from his joint label with Reynald Deschamps, Loop D’Loop.
First up, ‘Party Time’ which harnesses that 90’s NYC underground house energy with a rawness that was to emanate through many of Pal Joey’s subsequent productions. Scalpel in hand, Joey expertly crafted this sample laden groover, his trademark stuttering, off-kilter rhythms, loops and fills keeping listeners on their toes throughout, never knowing how the next phrase might unfold.
On the flip, ‘Raw Love’ utilises a seminal disco classic as its main sample source, looping it in a way only Pal Joey’s mind knows how, adding percussive hits and extra effects to create an innovative, animated and exhilaratingly rhythmic dancefloor bomb.
Both tracks are perfect examples of the simplicity and seeming effortlessness that Pal Joey maintains in his productions, adhering to the mantra that ‘less is more’ but with a resonating rawness that touches deep down in the soul.