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On Rotation

Staff picks from Photek, Jaw Jam, Evenings, and more

By Ken Taylor
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A true drum & bass genius, some lo-fi loveliness, and bassy house jams feature in today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.


Matt Ferry

Merchandising Manager / Denver


More dusky, pink-sky, beachside sweetness from the Friends of Friends camp. Evenings’ first long-player comes shortly after the release of his west coast glo-fi (yes, I said it) swinger “Friend (Lover).” Taking tips from his labelmates, Evenings (also known as Nathan Broadus) successfully sets every track on Yore in an endless autumn evening, spacious and dream-drenched. Fourteen tracks of perfect, low-slung summer vibes!

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Sean Lewis

Merchandising Manager / Los Angeles


This track is so amazing, it’s hard for me to find the words to praise it. The drum work is second to none. While some producers phone in dance beats, I can only picture Photek locked away in some dark, dungeon studio concocting beats as complicated as long-equation mathematics. Well, maybe I’m blowing it a little out of proportion, but Photek is a true fuckin’ genius.

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Christine Kakaire

Merchandising Manager / Berlin


Spring seems to be the official open season for each year’s hit R&B/bass mutations that become the go-to tracks over the warmer months. It’s a tried-and-tested formula that Jaw Jam finds some broader inspiration in: with its cut-’n-paste programming and warm jazzy keys, you could imagine the likes of Jazzanova rinsing this one back in the day.

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