Record Of The Day… JP Soul – Gone Is The Time

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Artist – JP Soul

Title – Gone Is The Time

Label – Roam Recordings

Release Date – April 20th

San Francisco’s prolific JP Soul has amassed a quality-consistent catalog of compelling cuts, drawing equally upon his affinity for underground deep house, psychedelic disco, and analog acid. He’s been broadcasting these mainly through his acclaimed Roam Recordings imprint, a long-standing label whose first release (his own) came out 15 years ago. The tradition continues with JP’s latest, the three track Gone is the Time EP. It opens with the title track which is one of JP Soul’s more uptempo tracks. It features a pulsating bass pattern under a series of blasting synth effects and retro-style vocal phrases. The steady drum beats and dramatic chord rises aim this one squarely towards the boogie zone. “Work the Kinks” then captivates with its acidic bass line and ominous pad-scapes, never compromising the heavy helping of electro-funk that is the track’s foundation. The EP is rounded out by “Morning Shivers”, embracing JP’s love of lowered tempos and dreamy, melodic phrases. The interplay of the bass and the layers of keys creates a warm, full sound that will create dance floor delight when played in the early morning hours.


Describe the record in five words.

Psychedelic acid with a groove

What is it about the record that will appeal to the fans?

I think it’s got an edgy old school vibe with a modern sound that’s fun to dance to.

How does it differ from your last release?

My last solo EP was prettier while this one is grittier.

What was the inspiration for this release?

This EP was heavily influenced by the move into my new studio with my studio mates Anthony Mansfield (Disco Nights/Roam Recordings), Corey Black (40 Theieves/Roam Recordings), and Chris Smith (Shiny Objects/Smoke ‘n Mirrors).

If you had the chance to play this in any club, which would it be?

Monarch SF after a Sunset Party at Stafford Lake.

Check out the title from track from the EP below…

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