After a seven-year hiatus, Jack J, the Mood Hut records mainstay and Pender Street Stepper, has released his debut album after a series of hit singles. It’s worth the wait. Surprisingly, the master mood-maker departs from his branded and perfected Vancouver house sound in favor of a diverse and introspective work of melancholic ambient jazz (with beautiful sax contributions by Linda Fox), Adrian Sherwood and On-U-inspired digi-dub, and yacht-ready indie rock groovers. Opening the Door has been on heavy, heavy rotation here, especially the vintage Arthur Russell-esque standout “Only You Know Why.” Available in-store here.
Recommended – Full Listen
Tags: Dubwise / Indie / Now Sound