This release sees the long awaited return of Parker to his spiritual home at Jalapeno. And he hasn’t come empty handed as he brings a brand new 3 track EP – Aqua Dust.
Breakbeat heads will of course be familiar with the Bristolian DJ/Producer due to support from Radio 1, 1Xtra, Kiss, 6Music and XFM and his releases on discerning breaks labels Goodgroove and Bombstrikes. Jalapeno fans remember him as one half of label favourites The Beekeepers with his compadre Boca45. Since he was last Beekeeping he’s been keeping busy with his hot new Neuropol project releasing on Shogun Audio and Cosmic Bridge before coming home to Jalapeno with a clutch of fresh Parker beats.
Getting things moving is opener - A Dream and its classic sounding MPC drum break. Reverb soaked melodic sax licks and bluesy vocals come in and out of the ether while the rhythm section keeps things rolling. The track takes more of a rootsy direction with handclaps and some dancefloor ready builds making it a secret weapon for beat hungry DJs.
Aqua Dust is a piece of instrumental hip hop reminiscent of the glory days of RJD2. Horn hits and vocal snaps adorn the heavy hitting beat as it drives through luscious strings samples and dream like bars. Channelling elements of Bristol’s dusty trip hop scene it’s one for the diggers and hip hoppers who like their beats underground.
First appearing into our consciousness as an exclusive track for Jalapeno Funk Vol. 7 we knew that Doubles was too good to not appear on a full Parker release. And here it is closing out the EP with its soulful vocals, 60’s influenced organ and skipping drumbeat it’s a thoroughbred dancefloor beast. We dare you not to move to this.