The 7 Best Jackin House Tracks on Beatport You May Have Missed
The 7 Best Jackin House Tracks on Beatport You May Have MissedMarch 18, 2022
Barney Osborn – Broken Keys [Spiritualized]
You must have been under a rock or experienced momentary amnesia if you missed this one. The UK producer captures every dimension of proper Jackin’ House in this track, from the intricate drum work to intelligent sample selection that somehow leaves enough room for DJs to get extra creative with it in their sets. You are enticed to become a creative character of the track. It’s nice to hear something that stands apart from the masses.
Daft Punk, DJ Sneak – Burnin’ (DJ Sneak Remix) [Daft Life Ltd. /ADA France]
I selected this because Sneak has established himself as a producer who makes timeless music and even manages to contribute top production from a duo that is revered and cemented their position from the contributions of this album. I love how Sneak teleports your ear and the feeling back to 1995 in this one while maintaining a fresh appeal to new audiences. One of the best mixes on this album, hands down.
Don Rimini, Torrfisk – Like This [iSH]
It seems unfair Chicago based producer Torrfisk has all the access needed to keep Jackin’ firmly attuned to its’ Chicago roots given his geography. However, Torrfisk teeters between Ghetto House and Jackin’ House with an infusion that compels people to dance. I get asked about this track EVERY time I play it. It’s all about the creative use of an 808 playing the bassline and, if you listen carefully, he actually harmonizes this bass sound giving the subs a nice workout. A definite must-have.
Huseq – Coochie Tales [Run To My Beat]
“Coochie Tales.” Raw and nasty is how I would characterize this one. Mexico’s Huseq does a number on this one with the Jazz inspired scaled-up bassline carrying you throughout the track complimented by swinging stabs. Speaking of swing… the drums have that Old School appeal led by the bounce in that 808 rimshot (commonly heard in Miami Bass Music) and well-timed variation in the closed hats.
Jason Hodges, Joey Coco – Opus (Hodges Dubtool) [Refuge]
Opus. Classic Hodges drums here that make it a perfect fit for any set that’s looking to pick things up and subsequently raise the energy in the room. The Canadian teams up with Australian Joey Coco complementing the drums with some beautifully layered stabs to round out what was supposed to be a “Dubtool” to a dope track!
Jonasclean – Ohu [Our Yunus Records]
I’ve been digging Turkish producer Jonasclean’s work for some time now because of his creative sampling approach, which he does consistently with each release. Ohu makes good on the aforementioned that starts out as a Jackin’ House track bent heavily on disco flavor, and then it morphs into all-out Chicago Jackin, and I love how he did this so seamlessly. The vocal just becomes hypnotic in a sense where you soon find yourself humming or singing the same sentiments. So many tracks don’t challenge themselves this way, and this is a great example to have available.
The Goodfellas, Dave Clarke – Soul Heaven (Dave Clarke Remix) [Ocean Trax]
And last but not least is Dave Clarke’s remix of “Soul Heaven” with its driving BPM and disco’esque sample to match. What gets me here is that this is a ’90s classic and still sounding as fresh as the day it was made on the Emu synth (confirmed by Dave Clarke in my most recent conversation) that had all proper sounds and the right level of compression and distortion only to come back 30 years later to remind us all. This version wasn’t released initially, and it can now get rinsed properly to audiences new and familiar.