Dance music is meant to be fun, it’s not supposed to be serious scowls in dark rooms. If you can’t get silly with it, maybe you’re in the wrong business.
Jamie Jones clearly knows how to have a good time. His upcoming EP Kooky Music wants to put the good times back in the spotlight. This is seriously good music for serious house lovers — but that’s the only thing that’s serious about it. Take the EP’s lead single, “Positive Pressure,” featuring his friend Kevin Knapp: It’s fat basslines beat over bleep bloops ripped right from you favorite 1960s sci-fi. It’s quirky and cool, ready for the warehouse rave and your next house party.
“Simple and groovy,” Jones tells Billboard, describing the track. “I turned this track around super quick using just my Jomox drum machine and a sample of vocals that Kevin Knapp had sent me for another song.”
Kooky Music is kind of a big deal. It’s release on Friday marks the 100th release from Jones’ Hot Creations record label. Jones and Hot Creations have come to be regarded as some of the most influential taste makers in the house music business, so if he’s not afraid to have a little fun, no one should be.