Production powerhouse Jus Now is the result of Trinidadian percussionist/producer LAZAbeam's affinity for soca sounds melding with U.K.-based producer Sam Interface's love for the eclectic lineage of the English electronic scene. As well as producing hits for the likes of soca king Bunji Garlin (check last year's carnival tune "Truck On D Road"), they made a FADER Mix last summer that still has us dancing.
On their new EP, Cyah Help It, premiering below, all the parts of their sum are distinct—the bold soca vocals from Bunji Garlin, the patter of Bhangra-inspired drums, the laidback tooting of reggae horns—but they also easily intermingle with each other over hyperactive beat schemes. "The EP is a mark of where we're at now, a few years on from the initial reaction to each other's styles and cultures," LAZAbeam told The FADER over email. "It's become more of a solid sound now, with a nucleus forming naturally. There are elements of Trinidad, Brazil, India, Africa, and of course the U.K.—[all] cultures we've been in close contact with over the last couple of years." Feel Up Records will release Jus Now's Cyah Help It EP on October 23rd.