The young Australian producer comes to Sydney-based Refuge Recordings
Jerk Boy, a relative newcomer from Redfern, Australia, serves up four tracks that sit right on the house/disco cusp on this EP for Refuge Recordings (which is out on vinyl as well, by the way).
Theme To An Ending itself is up first. Centred around a lolloping bassline, filtered guitars and crisp 4/4s, with brass flourishes later on, this instrumental cut has something of a late 90s feel, but it's well executed and there's definitely still a market for tackle like this. Next you get original and instrumental rubs of Lay The Love Down, so you can choose to have its classy disco-house backing with or without the very familiar Loleatta Holloway spoken vocal ("I'm gonna diss you right now", etc). And then finally there's Nobody Else to play us out, a much slower-moving jam that'd slot nicely into nu-disco as well as house sets, and that for once comes topped with snippets of male, rather than female, soul vocal.
Solid gold easy action for the disco-lovin' house floors, with the Instrumental of Lay The Love Down the cream of the crop for yours truly.
Words: Russell Deeks
Release date: 15 March
Review Score: 8