Thanks so much to Test Pressing for the review of the new EP.
“Following on from their EXCELLENT compilation album ‘Transmission One’, those Isle of Jura lads (here reconfigured as Jura Soundsystem) lay some of their own productions on us. And it feels so good. Stylistically this comes from a similar place and explores the outliers of leftfield dance music, touching on our old friends boogie, proto-house, blown-out balearics and a heavy, heavy dose of dub.”
“Like a breezy drink of coconut funk. Isle of Jura founder Kevin Griffiths is releasing a new 6-track EP called Monster Skies, this March on his Temples of Jura imprint. Its 6 original tracks span from proto house rollers (‘Carafe Denim’) to lo-fi calypso tinkles (‘Mamma Capes’) via balearic and ’80s funk (‘Parrot Rhythm Space Jam’, ‘Boogie Tune’). Monster Skies follows Isle of Jura’s Jura Soundystem Transmission One compilation, as well as its ‘The Voice Of Q’ 12″ – one of our favourite reissue singles of 2018.”
Thanks to Phonica Records for including ‘Transmission One’ in their 2018 Best Compilations of the year round up.
“Isle Of Jura have reissued some of our favourite records over the past few years (Q, Ozo, Brian Bennet and Holy Ghost Inc. to name a few) and the brains behind the operation Kevin Griffiths unveils yet more gems never previously released on vinyl. The selection focuses on Balearic ‘un-classics’ touching on ambient, boogie and proto-house. The last side of the comp also features four useful DJ tools and sound effects.”