Jinjé – ‘Tung Me’
New percussive techno from Jinje, who turns out to be Lee J Malcolm who appeared here a few years back. Tung Me is the B side to his Special Dry release. No poisson d’avril this.
The key to this track is the wood block effect percussion that runs through like lettering in a stick of rock. It holds the track together and with a bit of kalimba the whole thing has a South East Asian feel. But it’s more than that, since it unfolds into a complex techno track of powerful ambition. I could (and have) listen to this over and over.
Blurb: Special Dry’ is the electrifying new single from prolific house & techno producer Jinjé (aka Lee Malcolm from Vessels). Jinjé’s debut single ‘Amya’ landed in September last year to great critical acclaim, receiving airplay on BBC 6 Music and great DJ support.
Jinjé’s intention with his second single ‘Special Dry’ was quite simple: “I wanted to make something classy, sexy, and timeless.”From minimal foundations of ticking percussion, chimes and a raw, yearning female vocal, ‘Special Dry’ is fraught with tension as finger clicks compete with metallic, lone bass synth notes that ring out. A solid 4/4 kick propels the track forward and the unrelenting female vocal builds ‘Special Dry’ to an overwhelming and emotional climax that is sure to leave listeners and dancefloors breathless. This is raw, hypnotic and powerful music.
Track two of the single, ‘Tung Me’, once again demonstrates why Jinjé is one of the masters of percussive techno. Constructed with great finesse and beautifully produced by this talented multi-instrumentalist, ‘Tung Me’ is an intricate work that uses skittery rhythms, tongue drum and big stabs of whorling melody to great effect.