By: Anand Harsh
If you think TRUTH's set in Nashville was spooky, you're gonna need a new change of underwear when you hear the latest release on their Deep, Dark, and Dangerous label. The New Zealand duo have staked their claim on the international dubstep scene, most recently putting out the incredible Butterfly Effect EP from Canada's Khiva, and now the pair have set their sights on Costa Rica's biggest bass export.
JLEON first crossed our path with his collaborative work with Stylust, and through releases on Geoff Reich's Sleeveless Records. Longtime collaborators of Reich's, themselves, Andre Fernandez and Tristan Roarke tapped Jonatan Aguilar for an EP unlike anything we've heard from him before.
Out on July 17th, JLEON's Borcua Mask is right in line with the label's mission statement: this is some deep, dark, and dangerous tuneage! Today we premiere the title track, with its haunting effects and snarling, roaring drop, but the whole EP is eerie and extra, and gives us the heebie jeebies. The spooky vibe is undercut with an Aztec flavor that comes out in wood flutes and jungle effects on tracks like “Quetzal,” but the title track, “Boruca Mask” really puts the fear of the devil in our bellies.
Catch JLEON on a US run this week with Kowta, as the pair hit San Francisco on the 18th and Salt Lake City for a Shambhala pre-party on the 19th.