The latest EP on Futureboogie comes from Bruh Jackman, a duo formed by Jabru and Hackman (hence the name). This self-titled EP sees them combine elements of neo soul and bass music to create sophisticated electronic head music.
Opening track Miss My Love is a slow-building groover - a series of melodic percussive components are melded to a big low-end electronic bass line giving the track an open-air feel. Bruh Jackman have liberally applied vocals to this, giving the track the kind of transcendent feel their genre-mashing bio aspires to - it's soulful house with a strong focus on bass.
California, here in both original and instrumental form, is more laid back and less overtly electronic, though there is still plenty of sparkle in the production. It eschews the typical mood-based vocals of most dance music in favour of story-telling, creating a track that is much closer to those neo soul roots. The influence of dance music on the production work is still plenty evident though, with crisp synths used to lay down thick, warm melodies whilst a scatter-gun percussion lines gives the track a futuristic garage vibe.
The final original track, Just To Keep, is the most conventional here and the closest to Futureboogie's heartland. It's a driving tech-house track with a hint of melancholy in the vocal arrangements. It evident that this track comes from the same heads as the other two - there's a consistent focus on bass and rhythm - yet it's impressive that three such varied tracks have come from the same artists and it will be interesting to hear where they go next.