For their collaborative project Jus Now, U.K. producer Sam Interface and Trinidad producer LAZAbeam find singularity in mashing up two distinct genres that share more common ground than you'd think: dance-oriented electronic and Trini soca. On "Laventille," premiering today on The FADER, Jus Now fuse those influences into a seven-minute opus that pays homage to the traditional rhythm sections that are the pulsing, propelling heartbeat of soca.
Here's how Jus Now described the track to The FADER: "'Laventille' is our ode to the powerful drum culture of Trinidad & Tobago, which is derived from its unique collision of African and Indian ancestry. Laventille Rhythm Section is a 30-strong drum orchestra that represents the heart and soul of T&T's innovative percussive style. We're fortunate to work with them closely and had to pay tribute. Old world cultures collide in a new world style. That's one of the keys to our sound..that balance between rough/smooth, old/new slick/dirty."