Producers Jon1st and Shield will release their debut collaborative EP, ‘Focus’, this month. Listen to ‘Swang’ below.
Fusing former DMC world champion Jon1st’s turntablism techniques with Copenhagen-based 20/20 London affiliate Shield’s percussion skills, the pair dish up six tracks of tempo-shifting beat science. From wonky hip-hop and wobbling dubstep to galloping drum & bass, the EP is packed with ideas and whiplash rhythms; by the time you’ve wrapped your head around the musical dexterity of these tracks, you’ll have lost it again at their sheer rowdiness. Clock the wicked feature from Manchester MC Strategy on ‘Distortion’ for maximum impact.
The EP follows the duo’s acclaimed collaborative live show, which they took on tour pre-pandemic. ‘Focus’ will be released on 19th May. Pre-order it here.
Revisit Jon1st’s 2021 megamix for DJ Mag here.