The infallible duo of Si Jones and Mike Morgan – better known as Si’Ke DJs – this week bring us their sixth EP release ‘Snap Back’, the first vinyl release to emerge from ‘Swink Music Records’. This release comes just in time to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the label that has brought us tracks from renowned artists including Moodymanc and Alex Agore.
The inclusion of Si’Ke with these greats of the industry appears particularly apt on the back of this release. ‘Snap Back’ simply represents their move towards stardom, encompassing critical aspects of dance whilst maintaining the originality and sounds that have made this duo famous.
‘Snap Back’, the first track to come off the EP, presents a suitably affectionate dancefloor vibe, combining excellent percussion with dark chords creating a terrific atmosphere. The again haunting organ riff permeates constantly and without relenting, touching on the emotions of listeners to the point in which we become completely immersed. This track clearly represents the facets of Si’ke’s past EPs that have had them deemed ones to watch by an assortment of big labels.
The second original to come off this EP, ‘Tenament Yard’, proves a more driven, dance-based track. The terrific arrangement tempts us, treading the line for long enough to allow listeners to come together and embrace a vicious bass-line. It’s hard to imagine anyone remaining in the room for more than five seconds without ‘getting down’. While ‘Tenament Yard’ is undoubtedly a deep track that embraces several critical aspects of dance, it is the fact that it never overpowers that makes it a truly great exploration of the genre. The use of an astute vocal that fits perfectly with all aspects of the piece cultivates a track that could be applied to many settings; whether it remains soothing at the classic rooftop summer day party or gets the crowd jiving deep into the dirtiest of nights. The 90’s throwback rave chords will not be lost on experienced players of the industry, nor the young ears of those just starting out in the music trade.
Supported strongly by remixes from Amsterdam’s own Malin Genie, as well as the aforementioned luminary Alex Agore, this EP simply proves the talent displayed by these artists to date. It is undoubtedly another to add to the already star-studded resume of Si’Ke DJs. The transition the two are making is clear, and they will undoubtedly feature heavily in an ever-expanding breed of new electronic artists emerging from the UK.