NY*AK - Afghan Jams
Release Date: August 2020
A2. Slick (Feat. Mark Hand)
B1. WeBothKnow (NY*AK & Ian Blevins)
B2. Afghan Jam (NY*MH Live Feat. Mark Hand)
City Fly return for their 15th release, backed by serious muscle in the form of NY*AK, and fellow contributors Ian Blevins and Mark Hand, who make up the stomping and spectacular Afghan Jams EP. Starting strong is ‘Return’, with a relentless dub techno energy, graced later by soft vocals and euphoric violin strings making for an epic dancefloor anthem. ‘Slick’, with Mark Hand, veers off into a loose, crackly acid trip. It’s followed by ‘Troia’, rounding off side A with an all-out party of flutes and keys over one infectious ecosystem of drums. Then, on side B, ‘We Both Know’ comes through; NY*AK’s eye-catching, sample-heavy jam with Ian Blevins with an eerie bassline. And the EP concludes with title track ‘Afghan Jam’, featuring Mark Hand - a special groove captured mid-session. Something a house head can easily get lost in.
Early support includes Laurent Garnier, Ame, Charles Webster, Horse Meat Disco, Kassian. DJ Mag Spain top house release of the month.