Bristol native and musical wiz Benjamin Jacobs aka Crackazat dazzled us since the first time we heard him a few years ago on Futureboogie with his deep and jazzy electronic house not house sound. After a move to Sweden and refining his characteristic music profile you’ll now find hints of Floating Points, FaltyDL, Lone or Underground Resistance in his productions. Its dance + MUSIC at its best and something truly special if you ask us!
After a killer track (Size Up) on Local Talks off shoot label OneOffs and a bumpin' piano remix for Tony Blitz our man Crackazat is now here with his first solo release on Local Talk…the Candle Coast EP. All three tracks are winners by them self and its seriously tricky to single out any of them so its just up to you to choose your favorite cut. It won’t be easy we tell you ;)
Juno Records Review:
After sneaking out singles for the likes of Futureboogie and Astro:Dynamics over the past couple of years, it's time for Crackazat to step up to Local Talk with his limber and expressive brand of synth-rich deep house. "Candle Coast" features a simmering garage swing in its rhythm and keys that could sit neatly in a Strictly Rhythm classic, but it's a track piled high with tension despite the easy-bumping surroundings. "Dancrodile" takes a more leftfield direction into tropical flavours with its bright and breezy keys and shuffling ethnic percussion, and then "Silent Sing" goes ranging out towards a proto-techno jazz fest that would make the Motor City originals well up.