DeeKay Jones “New York, New York”
Originally produced in 1981, DeeKay Jones‘ “New York, New York” is an experimental bedroom production […]
Originally produced in 1981, DeeKay Jones‘ “New York, New York” is an experimental bedroom production that hints at the origins of house and hip-hop. According to the Shaddock imprint, the track did not receive its due back in the day, and so the label has resurrected the song, along with two other previously unreleased DeeKay Jones works, on the Jones Coming Down EP (which also boasts a new remix from Hercules & Love Affiar). Actually the work of two producers—Dennis Kelley and Bruce Grant—”New York, New York” combines restless percussion loops with rugged synthlines and the manipulated twists of vocal samples, appropriately setting the scene for the much grimier and menacing NYC of the early ’80s which DeeKay Jones called home. Out now, the Jones Coming Down EP can be previewed via the streaming player included after the jump.