Hamburg-based electronic producer B-Ju provided Error Broadcast with their first vinyl release back in 2010 with his ‘Dog Day’ EP, and two years on this latest seven track 12â€ EP ‘Prozac People’ offers up four new tracks alongside a trio of remixes. In many senses it’s the hyper-detailed day-glo leftfield hiphop aesthetic forged by the likes of Rustie and Hudson Mohawke that B-Ju’s synth-heavy tracks most evoke. ‘Mia Got A New Haircut’s sends bright pulses of arpeggiated synths and fragments of female vocal samples racing against a juddering backdrop of boom-bap beats and airy soul pads, while ‘Vector Love’ drops the pace down a few notches for a smooth wander through rnb-centred bass synths and clattering percussion that bends manipulated male soul vocal grabs all over the place against crunked-out handclaps and glassy-sounding analogue electronics.
Elsewhere, ‘Gobble Gobble’ offers up what’s easily this EP’s most upbeat moment, sending footwork-inspired snare rattles and cut-up vocal samples riding atop the sort of rave synthline you’d expect from The Prodigy circa ‘Experience’ shortly before batucada style percussion locks into place against the smeared g-funk synths. The additional remixes here prove no less impressive, with Monolithium remodeling ‘Mia Got A New Haircut’s into juddering fidget-house rhythms that come packed to the brim with twinkling electro-soul synths, while 813 turns ‘Gobble Gobble’ into a veritable orgy of pitch-shifted vocal tones, rattling electro snares and technicolor RNB synth swells. Limited to a run of 300 12â€ vinyl copies, with a download version also available.