Back from the shadows and into the purple, jitwam’s vibed-out Purple EP comes thru with a funky dose of luscious bass and hand-clapping soul – a breath of fresh air that feels boundless and fun.
The record is “heavily influenced by the rhythm of New York. The buses, cars, and trains...” reveals jitwam. “It feels like a night out in NYC, making your way to the club and ending back at the crib at 5 am watching the sunrise.”
Born in India, raised in Australia, and now roaming between London and New York, the city’s dynamic energy buzzes between every beat of his new EP, which is being released on The Jazz Diaries, an independent label jitwam runs with Casey Van Reyk and Nigel Mphisa.
“Purple” showcases the artist’s wide-world perspective, with elements of feel-good boogie, sexy disco, funk, and blues. “Tracks are like photographs to me,” he explains. Each track on the EP was inspired by a specific event in his life and recorded shortly thereafter. Vocals are infused with impromptu character.
Intro track “Desire” catches fire immediately, bouncing with a butter-smooth groove and glowing with the promise of the night. It’s flipped on its head for the K15 Hats & Scarves Ting remix, taking the tune into proto beatdown Detroit techno territory. “Stronger” can barely contain its enthusiasm, a rising club anthem that bumps, snaps, and slaps. Bringing Tom Driessler from London on bass, “Flowwwww” rides deep for an intimate, velvet finish.
“The EP (for me) is the first step in being bold enough to do what it is that you wanna do. No hesitation.”
“Purple EP” by jitwam will be released via The Jazz Diaries digitally worldwide on July 18th, 2018.