Jimi Jules follows on his standout Karma Baby EP from earlier this year, with Fool. The title track has been voraciously Track I.D’d ever since Dixon debuted it at the Innervisions party during Sonar, before highlighting Jules’ Boiler Room session in August.
The EP is a masterful juxtaposition of emotional content against singularly appealing deep dancefloor material. “Just a fool, in your eyes, Just a fool, that’s me,” is crooned while trilling, whistling high-frequency tones meet vibrato bass and looped melodies. My Father Was A Master is moulded from an undeniable electro influence. The lyric “My father was a prince, He was a king, He was a master” is repeated in unemotional robotic style, befitting the sharp synth stabs and muscular structure. Gubrist introduces a major-key mood, pairing a filtered riff with an upbeat house tempo, seeking accents in cowbells, uplifting synths and a deeply-swung bassline.