Chesslo Junior: Catfish
Posted by Moses Wiener
The new EP from London's Chesslo Junior is one for those who are quick to chide that hi-hat, and those tranquilized synths, but perhaps forgive all when it comes cushioned by other styles casually reminiscent of Clams Casino, Romare, and early FlyLo stuff. If that sounds good to you, I'd remind you that you haven't actually started listening yet.
Oxford borne, this 21 year-old producer strides where SO many other nauseatingly eager bedroom producers stumble. 'AlKindi' and 'Lorraine Gary', for example, would comfortably soundtrack a three day ayahuasca trip if played on repeat. And whilst there's dreamy dronage to be found on 'Cold House' and 'No Sleep', he also throws out a couple cuts that just don't fuck about. 'Onecube', 'Lean' and his remix of Sammi & 2Chainz's 'Gettin 'em' are rowdy little numbers to appease listeners willingly huddled under the flimsy tarpaulin of tarp.
Judging from this offering, Chesslo Junior has given himself a lot of space to effervesce, but could still afford to be a bit more explosive. That, presumably, is where his forthcoming Graphic Description EP would come in; to be released via Wotnot on November 12th.
Grab the Catfish EP via his Bandcamp