Jupiter Jazz – Booty Jazz EP
Danny Daze and Maceo Plex have banded together as Jupiter Jazz and in the release of their first EP Booty Jazz, they’re poised to corner the market for provocative house music. The best collaborations form from a true coalescence of strengths, and in many ways this EP arises from just that. Danny Daze has the rattling big booty Miami bass lines, and Maceo obviously brought along his vocoder and set of trippy top line tools.
The release is a simple one — three original tracks, “Shake It Mama,” “Technology,” and “Good Girl” with no word of remixes. “Shake It Mama” feels like the obvious strength from the EP — it’s a track that’s mature in production and elevated in sound. “Technology” is straightforward and skillfully constructed, but feels slightly out of place (albeit appropriate for a B side) on Jupiter Jazz’s quest for the meaning of booty jazz. “Good Girl” is important because it shows progress. It’s both minimal and deep, both warped and tight — it’s Jupiter Jazz.