Sweat (On The Walls) by John Tejada
We are proud to present the Poker Flat debut EP of multi-talented Californian top-producer John Tejada. While 'Flight To Tokyo' has been released 'in-the-mix' on the '5 Years Of Poker Flat' album which includes a superb John Tejada mix-CD, the 'Sweat (On The Walls)' EP features the full length version on vinyl for the first time. A very funky House tune with a punching beat.The title track 'Sweat (On The Walls)' is a slightly darker, powerful and minimal-acid-driven track. The spoken word vocals hail from 'eklektic' & 'Invisible' Drum'n'Bass queen Qzen to give the track it's special attitude - a sure shot for the dancefloor. To round up the EP, 'Steppa' on B1 comes in a very reduced sound-outfit with abstract spoken word fragments and a slightly broken, cristal clear rhythm construction. All in all minimal House music at it's best from one of the best electronic producers.
About John Tejada: Since his '97 debut album on Essex techno imprint A13, John Tejada has flirted with virtually every electronic style under the sun. From techno to house to drum and bass, he has mastered them all. The son of a celebrated soprano and an acclaimed conductor, Tejada left Austria for the warmer climes of Southern California at age eight. Driven by a love of hip hop, he began experimenting with electronic equipment in his mid-teens and released his early works on the aforementioned A13 and his own Palette imprint, many with his recording partner Arian Leviste. Like most electronic musicians, Tejada shops his music around, to date he has released EPs on 7th City, Ferox, and Organised Noise and LPs on Immigrant, deFocus, Plug Research, most recently his 2003 album 'The Toil of Idle Hands' (Immigrant).