Jakkin Rabbit – Zion EP [NO19033]
Jonny White’s No.19 Music teams up with UK duo Jakkin’ Rabbit for some delectable House music featuring vocals from the legendary Robert Owens and the act’s own Danny Kane…
Birmingham’s Danny Kane is an accomplished producer and multi instrumentalist who has worked with the likes of UB40, Chaka Khan, Bobby Womack & Shara Nelson but now as part of Jakkin’ Rabbit with partner Marc Spence it seems he is on the brink of something big himself. Back in 2011 their track ‘Blame’ featured on the ‘Hot Waves 2’ compilation and was one of the highlights of the album, with its twisted and risqué video creating quite a stir on release, but it has been joining up with Jonny White and No.19 Music that has truly brought this talented pair to the fore. Their appearance on Art Department’s recent ‘Social Experiment 003′ gave Jakkin’ Rabbit a solid seal of approval with their collaborative track featuring Robert Owens a definite highlight in the mix. Now the pair are stepping up for their debut artist single, as No.19 welcome them to their already impressive stable of artists.
The ‘Zion EP’ kicks off with the wonderful ‘Mothership’ a record that once again features the timeless vocals of House music legend Robert Owens. Building on tight drum programming, subtle melodic elements and warm, bubbling bass Kane & Spence create a rock solid House groove that provides the perfect soundbed for Owens sultry vocal performance. Next up we have ‘The Truth’, a brilliantly intense old school 303-fuelled slice of House music featuring vocals from Jakkin Rabbit’s own Danny Kane. Chicago inspired drums, squelching acid and Kane’s incantation of ‘You can’t tell me nothing’ is all that’s needed for an instant Acid House anthem, quality stuff. To complete the package Jakkin’ Rabbit serve up the outstanding ‘How Deep’, a record that answers its own question with its deep House credentials on show courtesy of some sublime filtered stabs, shuffling drums and understated vocal parts.
With a new single from No.19 Music you know it’s going to be something special and this debut single from Jakkin’ Rabbit certainly does not disappoint.