In light of Reed Rothchild’s impending takeover of Rock & Roll Hotel this Friday Night for the NEW Clockwork party, I present to you…brand new sounds from our man, Jon Kwest. Musically, and geographically, dude’s been all over the place during his years of DJing and producing. He successfully creates masterful tunes in the many veins of moombahton and “East Coast Club”, and he does it with great ease and efficiency. Kwest stays in the studio and seems to have almost a reliable weekly output of individual tracks and collaborative EPs. You might know him for his Dust Mask EP, an exciting hybrid of UK Hardcore and moombahton; or his most recent EP, Moombah Marauders, a moombahton tribute to Native Tongues; or maybe his many smooth tracks featured on David Heartbreak’s Moombahsoul EPs.
Last week he’s came correct with a new sound and dropped this gem, Footwork Vol. 1. It’s wildly different from anything I’ve heard from Kwest so far. One listen to the ambience and pitched up vocals on “Laura’s Time To Go” and it sounds like Kwest is fully embracing the James Blake movement. ”No Money Down” carries the same trippy, soulful vibes. But “Robo Drop” goes hard!!! It’s got these crunk, hip-hop vocals over what feels like a bit of slowed-down, club music undertones. Kinda makes me wanna ride real low in the driver’s seat or something.
If you like whatchu hear, he’ll be playing downstairs at Rock & Roll Hotel this Friday night at Clockwork so come through and say wassup!
And as always, if you wanna send me some of your musical gems to release into the World of Rothchild, email me at MUSIC@HeadOfRothchild.com
And if you just wanna cyberstalk me, holla at me on twitter – @stoopgirl.
Last week on Mixtape Monday – “Dirty Sweaty Nasty MiniMix” by Denman