Not too hot or too cold, Swindail’s newest is ‘Jussrite’
Local Sydney artist and Ableton aristocrat SWINDAIL is back, and by-god it’s good.
There are few things to be said about this new piece from the Sydney producer, but as far as feel good house music goes, Swindail is my new messiah. This piece is riddled with bright and bubbly sounds (enough to spark anyone’s attention), and he possesses some of the most delicate hooks driven by elegant wordplay I’ve heard in quite some time.
Playing on one of the more popular nursery rhymes, Swindail has re-purposed Goldilocks into the modern woman, and thrown all of his feelings into a bowl of ‘Jussrite’ production porridge.
Managing to keep it at the perfect level with the help of fellow riser SACHI and US up-comer NAJI, Swindail has this track packed to the rafters, yet somehow allowing it adequate space to fill to your ears. This isn’t something the Sydney producer is new at however. He understands Ableton to the point where he teaches on the subject, and obviously has quite the knack for musical expression. Swindail already has fans begging for more.
Having recently supported MR. CARMACK and being fresh out of the studio with GOLDLINK, Swindail is keeping more than good company. He shows it in the music he makes too; the effervescence of this track will mellow any Monday madness, and add fuel to any Friday flames. It’s a charismatic chameleon filled with jazzy rhythm sections, and soulful syncopation.
“Man-y men have been sold on your fem-in-ine, I’m no dif-fer-ent,” Naji sings, helping Swindail as he forces near the maximum amount of rhythms into your ears. The synths make perfect time with the hip-hopper’s flow and cadence. The complexity of the percussion keeps you at arm’s reach, but at the same time it invites embrace, further deepening the track’s outstanding level of warmth.
In a recent talk on the subject of Ableton, Swindail speaks about maintaining the human essence in electronica. Preaching with a sombre urgency, the importance of maintaining humanity in music. He is more than a deserving authority on the matter, filling this track with the essence of human creation, even sampling our favourite instrument of all- the human voice- to deliver a bumping scat section in the track’s conclusion.
Contrary to inspiration (receiving inspiration and inspiring others) being a two way street an artist walks, you can catch Swindail strutting down his own lane in his newest expression ‘Jussrite’.
Words by STEVE COPP