A lot of producers have been fusing r’n’b with house for a while now, I guess it started with Disclosure and has never really gone away. And quite frankly, a lot of it is rubbish, often falling between two stools and neither satisfying fans of either electronic music or r’n’b, for that matter.
Thankfully, Jinjé is far too smart to fall victim to such an obvious pitfall. The man behind the alias, Lee Malcolm has actually got form as the respected noise maker behind Leeds-based electronica band Vessels, which we’ve featured before, probably.
He developed the Jinjé moniker for his more dancefloor-focussed cuts and has since shared his razor-sharp wares at clubs likes Panorama Bar and will be playing at the daddy of all techno rave caves, Berghain this summer, too.
His latest features sugary pop vocals, that do have a certain r’n’b twang to them, which Malcolm cleverly pairs with a fuzzy, elongated hook and stocky kicks; throw in some beeps and bleeps and you’ve got yourself a bonafide banger that’s primed to crossover into the mainstream badlands.
‘The Finest’ is out now via Different Recordings.