Brisa - Th3rdBastard Jazz
Fukuoka, Japan based DJ/Producer Brisa has delighted us with an array of soulful house, drum n bass and other infectious grooves since his début lp "Elevation Perception in 2008. During that time he has become one of the première DJ/Producers on the scene today. On his latest full length release "Th3rd" he eschews his signature house arrangements for an assortment of electronic excursions encompassing various tempos. The opening track "Cloudnine" is a mid-tempo tune with warm melodic synths and vocals. "New Way" is a bombastic heater laced with restless drums and bass that we've come to expect from him. "DLMD" is another standout up-tempo track that sparkles with soulful rhodes wizardry and funky percussion. Brisa could've taken the safe route and released another "Wide Awake" lp. Instead he demonstrates his versatility as well as delivering another quality recording.
Reg Dancy, 01/20