May 20, 2011
Purple Vision
Simian - Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix) [Wichita]
Joker feat Jessie Ware - The Vision (Breathe In) [4AD]
Joker - The Vision [4AD]

Bristol, UK-based dubber Joker, known for a distinct “purple” style of bass, is finally back with a new release. Having just premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1, Vision is the 22-year old’s latest entry into an already illustrious discography. The last time we featured a bit on him was way back last in July with his classic grime rider DigiDesign, so get ready for something fresh out of the oven.

The release comes with two separate versions of the same song. Breathe In is the vocal iteration, featuring soulful, house-like vocals reminiscent of his fantastic work on Simian’s Cruel Intentions. As much as I like Breathe In, I think the true essence of Joker’s talent is in the grimy construction of his tracks. Listen to Vision, which is the original sans vocals plus a few minor edits–you’ll dig the giant hip-hop swag between every buzzing beat. Whichever one you prefer, rest assured that Joker’s got plenty of both up his sleeves to come.

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