Does time fly or Apparel Music’s EXTRA catalogue is just grinding great releases one after another recently?
We haven’t got the answer to such a self-referential question (: but surely Jakob Apelian’s ‘Better Dimension’ EP may be mentioned as one of the best new things!
The Swede’s three track EP is stuffed with coolness, elegance, groove and every other complimentative word that comes to your mind when thinking of a masterly crafted House Music record. Better Dimension has to be listened from start to end, all in one breath, as it’s the ideal array of Jakob’s wonderful musical talent. ‘Let Me Explain’ starts things off with a laid back beat, a never tiring piano loop and a propulsive bass line. Needless to say how perfectly ’Kimchi Jazz’ fits our Jazzy guidelines with its skilfully reworked Jazz samples, proper Apparel banger.
The closing track is also the titles track, and since the beginning it does take us to a ‘Better Dimension’. What a classy tune this is. Its smooth and fluid trumpet, gentle yet dynamic bass and the spacey keys epitomises Jakob’s excellent record and makes it perfect ending to this beautiful EP.