Every artist claims to defy categorization. Yet for Jokers Of The Scene, it's not a boast - it's a lifestyle.
For the past few years, Jokers Of The Scene have ranked amongst the brightest, weirdest lights of Canada's dance music renaissance. Between their Fool's Gold originals and their enviably deep remixography, the duo have passed on a "signature sound" to craft an unpredictable approach that's as cerebral as it is speaker-decimating.
Whether crafting epic, nine minute Salem remixes or raving out with their own anthemic tracks like “Revolting Joks” and “Baggy Bottom Boys,” Toronto duo Jokers Of The Scene have proven themselves masters of electronic music in all its forms. Their last project, the J0T5 EP, may have proven to be their most expansive yet, as Linus Booth and Chris Macintyre have created music perfect for home listening and strobe-lit warehouses alike.
Yet Jokers Of The Scene expand minds once again with Killing Jokes, dosing the discotheque with moody, funky new sounds straight out of the Toronto laboratory they call home. Kicking things off with a bang, "Killing Jokes III" sees the duo tweaking the closing notes of their J0T5 EP for ten lysergic minutes of Beat Street worthy drum machine loops, surging acid lines, and the absolutely perfect ammount of slap bass. Planet E's own Psycatron take the song for a deep walk into techno territory, while Ed Banger's resident psych guru Mickey Moonlight cranks up the bongos and introduces haunting vocals (including a laugh track?!? Trust us, it works...) for a Talking Heads-on-nitrous jam session. Lest you think JOTS and their friends went hippy on us all of a sudden, the boys close things out with the stomping piano house coda "A Fine Line Between Nowhere And Now Here," bookending another quality Fool's Gold release from one of the most interesting and unpredictable forces in dance music.
Keep your antennae locked in to JOTS' wavelength for whatever surprise comes next...