Jack Carter – X Marks The Spot
With Ibiza Summer season opening almost here, Tech-House crews such as Abode
are packing their bags and finalising their tracklists. Jack Carter’s freshly-baked ‘X Marks The Spot’ is a last minute addition that should undoubtedly make the final cut. Having come off a few recent releases with THUNDR
and Milky Records
, his latest endeavour has been endorsed by Do What We Want
Records. Bringing an intensity that would compliment a Michael Bibi & Hot Since 82 Studio 338 set, ‘X Marks The Spot’ is a certified peak-hour crowd pleaser.
Carter got involved in producing and writing music soon after leaving formal education. Initially venturing into a range of genres, he found his feet with Tech-House, being inspired by the underground scene of London, a leading exporter of the genre. The idea for the ‘X Marks The Spot’ came from Project X, arguably the poster ‘house party’ film. Carter and his pals had made it a habit to to shout the phrase ‘To the break of dawn yo’ from the film when at the club, so it comes as no surprise the sample eventually became part of a studio session. The track certainly lives up to the spirit of the 2012 flick, with the rolling bassline flowing in to kick off the festivities. The vocal sample melts into the bull-necked sub-bass that hovers in the lower EQs. With a breakdown that ferments a brooding percussion build up, the listener is rewarded with a hulking drop that sends the club into turmoil.
The upcoming DJ claims to be ecstatic with his latest EP that also features a late-set B side ‘No Answer’. Hailing from South London, the producer brings a zest that is shared by fellow UK Tech-House producers such as Patrick Topping & Jacky. ‘X Marks The Spot’ is an impressive introduction, bolstering tenacious energy that will infect the crowd with endless groove.