Hold on, Let me catch my breath for a sec.
Jon Phonics hasn’t just popped out of nowhere. He’s been around for a few years now, producing beats and collaborating with many MC’s out of the UK hip-hop scene (perhaps you remember his Half Past Calm series?), but it seems to me like 2011 is when it all fell in to place for him, and his beats hit that very sweet spot.
Bruck Out/The One, released 24 May, sees Jon Phonics at his prime, his production sounding extra tight, and with this track, The One, doing it oh-so-f*n-right. You can also find Bruck Out on there, and a couple of remixes by Naive Machine and Lady Daisy, but, all due respect, as far as I’m concerned this could have been a one track only release, hell, it could have been a one track only album.
As you can see I’m pretty well excited about this tune, it’s BIG and may as well be amongst the 3 best new tracks I’ve heard this year. It’s all about the boogie here, the bass is wide and bouncy, there’s all these layers of naughty synths and dubby bleeps going on all around, and the sample is quite perfect too.
It’s just great, okay?