G Jones Is 'Understanding The Possibility' of Bass Like None Other: Exclusive
You know the intro to the old black-and-white TV show The Outer Limits? All that about controlling the vertical and horizontal, focus and volume? Or entering The Twiglight Zone, opening a door with the key of imagination to a new dimension of sound and sight, shadow and substance?
That's what listening to G Jones will do. It's a mental minefield of sudden drops and stutters, bass lines that open holes under your feet and send you shooting sideways to some warped mystery land.
It's pretty awesome, and it's earned him collaborations with experimental juggernauts Bassnectar, DJ Shadow and Eprom. Aphex Twin plays his tunes, which should give you some idea of what to expect, though his track "UNDERSTANDING THE POSSIBILITY," the lead single from his forthcoming debut LP, hopes to shatter your assumptions.
"UNDERSTANDING THE POSSIBILITY" is surprisingly beautiful. It showcases Jones' signature complexity through a softer, more sensitive lens. It's only when the song hits its brightest peak that the switch flips toward manic chaos.
The layers make Jones' work really exciting, and "UNDERSTANDING THE POSSIBILITY" is rich and full. It's got us really stoked for the full LP, due out later this year.
The mind-warping single is out Friday, June 15, but you can explore its tricky landscapes below a little early, exclusively on Billboard Dance.