The Cause E.P.
by Jamal Dixon on FCRReleased 08/07/2022
Newark, NJ native Jamal Dixon steps up to Fat Cat Records with a standout new single that comes with
remixes from Pleasure Planet, Disruptive Pattern Material and Tyler Pope.
Dixon spent his early days engrossed in New York's club scene, working at the legendary Tunnel, all while
frequenting Timmy Regisford’s Shelter parties. He eventually earned his own residencies at APT and 205 and is
now a head-turning techno producer who since 2020 has landed on labels such as Rhythm Section, Bastard
Jazz, and Nylon Traxx. He also runs the monthly Shadows Of Tomorrow radio show on London's LooseFM which
shows off his broad love of music of all genres.
His excellent 'Cause' is a robust and trippy techno cut with cantering and bulky drums. Edgy synth motifs ripple
away up top to bring some late-night menace to the dance floor. The analogue texture, looped vocals and
ever-increasing percussive intensity make this a real weapon.
First to remix are Jamal's old friends Pleasure Planet aka Andrew Potter, Kim Ann Foxman, and Brian Hersey.
They flip it into a mysterious acid cut that sinks you in deep and keeps you there with elastic bass and all manner
of whistles, stabs and freaky effects. Disruptive Pattern Material is a Michigan-born producer and DJ raised on
Detroit techno and deep house who debuted to great acclaim on Rekids last year. His version is pure rave, with
driving and dynamic drums, synths that keep you looking over your shoulder and a subtle sense of darkness. Last
remixer Tyler Pope is another friend of Jamal and the pair connected over music in the mid-2000s in NYC. His
take on the original is more serene with smeared synths softening the bristling drums with a sense of forlorn soul.
It's a suspensory track that will keep you moving above the dance floor.
This is a serious package of up-front techno.