San Francisco's JP Soul has unleashed no less than eight releases in the past two years – including collaborations with Anthony Mansfield and Space Coast – on his Roam Recordings imprint. The perfect and somewhat unexpected way to cap this prolific streak is to issue a nine track album filled with moody late night stompers. Party On is JP Soul's debut long-player, and it feels like a magus producer at the height of his powers, armed to dazzle dance floors with sonic sorcery. Representing the bay area's fertile underground scene, the album is gritty, forward-thinking, and psychedelic, and filled with enough groovy vibes to warrant its declarative title. Highlights include the modest yet heavy rhythm of "Push n Pull", "Mind Control"'s dirty acid stylings, the slow chug of "Time Is Not Wasted", and the appropriately wobbly funk of "Go Home Song (You're Drunk)". The title track also impresses as a funky synth destroyer providing a theme song for the after party. Party On is chock-full of attitude and ready to ignite a variety of nightclub destinations.
Sleazy McQueen (Whiskey Disco) - "'Party On' is f%&king sick."
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - "Pretty cool stuff."
Heretic (Days Of Being Wild / Nein) - "These are all amazing … top release."
Hard Ton (Toy Tonics / Luv Shack) - "Loving 'In The Woods' a lot."
Downtown Party Network (Eskimo / Compost) - "Plenty of good tracks … 'Mind Control' is my favorite here."
Gemini Brothers (Skint / Nein) - "This album is just amazing … each track has its own story and place on the dance floor."
Belabouche (Midnight Riot / DiscoDat) - "Nice release."
Phunktastike (Spirit Soul Music / Undertones Gang) - "Awesome … I love it!"
Tronik Youth (Nein Records / Back-Yard Recordings) - "Great album … 'Party On' leaps out at first listen."
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - "There is something for every type of set I play here, so I'm covered for disco, deepness, house, '80s-influenced funk … the whole set is wicked."
Vanilla Ace - "An interesting release with lots of different vibes."
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - "Solid sounds … some cool deepness and straight up twisted grooves."
Tee Cardaci (Low Down Grooves / Sine Qua Non) - "JP Soul is so on fire this year that it's stupid. Keep grinding!"