Joker - The Vision
Label: 4AD – CAD 3131
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Released: Oct 2011
Style: Grime, Dubstep
A2 Slaughter House
Featuring – Silas / Turboweekend
B1 The Vision (Let Me Breathe)
Featuring – Jessie Ware
B2 Milky Way
B3 Level 6 (Interlude)
C1 My Trance Girl
Featuring – Buggsy, Otis Brown
C3 On My Mind
Featuring – William Cartwright
D1 Back In The Days
Featuring – Buggsy, Double, Scarz, Shadz
D2 Electric Sea
Featuring – Jay Wilcox
D3 The Magic Causeway (Outro)
Featuring – Ginz
"Slaughter House" is the same track as "Here Come The Lights"
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With such a wealth of releases behind him, it’s hardly surprising that Joker’s music escapes easy characterisation. Keen to avoid generic formalism, he has even publically distanced himself from being labelled ‘dubstep’. It’s understandable, since his music runs deep with R&B, funk and soul influences combining with his trademark pounding bass wobbles and ascending crystalline synths. Also apparent is an affection for computer games; no more evident than on the Sega throwdown album track ‘Level 6 (Interlude)’.
Old fans will be pleased to know that trademark instrumentals are there in abundance, from the Vangelis inspired album opener (‘Intro’) to established classics ‘Tron’ and ‘My Trance Girl’, which showcase the muscular synths and sharp drum snaps for which he has become renowned to the warmth of the heady height of summer album closer, ‘The Magic Causeway’, performed with Ginz.
These are complimented by a number of vocal collaborations that also show just how far his sound has come; with inspired contributions from fellow rising stars like Jessie Ware on the Radio 1 playlisted ‘The Vision (Let Me Breathe)’, Jay Wilcox on ‘Electric Sea’ and Silas from Turboweekend and William Cartwright on forthcoming singles, ‘Here Come The Lights’ and ‘On My Mind’.
Joker - The Vision (ft. Jessie Ware)
Skream & Benga @ Ultra Music Festival 2011 - Joker - Slaughter House
Joker - - Here Come The Lights (featuring Silas of Turboweekend)
Joker - On My Mind ft. William Cartwright