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Favorite ThisStephan Jacobs: AfterGlow EP Review

Published: June 14, 2013
By: Shelly Hubal

The time has arrived. Stephan Jacobs finally bestowed upon us his latest EP, AfterGlow, which has proven well worth the wait. Hands down, the young SoCal producer serves it up right, staying true to his genre-blending, beat-bending roots. In store is a heavy dose of glitch and crunk, electro-tinged and adorned with dub all wrapped in dreamy vocals. 
Henry Strange and A.Rose Jackson lend their talents to the opening track “Anywhere.” Symphonic strings, haunting vocals, and a sweet bassline combine to set the tone right for this hot ’lil banger. Delevo and 4Centers join Jacobs on “Build The Sky,” a hypnotic and airy crunker. Sparsely-parsed intricate timing echoes precise perfection; head for the dance floor stat. With “MegaHeartz” the album abruptly changes pace: eerie wails provided by Sarah Ricci welcoming the inevitable return of the great tight drop. Sergio Flores climbs aboard for “Nostalgia,” the aptly titled fourth cut on Jacob’s newest masterpiece. The talented duo delivers a feel-good track with its catchy chorus and sweet beats; I cannot sit still. AfterGlow comes to a close with the epic “Moody Sunday.”  Paving a way forward, the motion of sound builds the bridges between. 
Stephan Jacobs has become one of the hottest producers in demand today. You'll likely find him in the studio, whether going it alone on a solo project or clockin’ in to collaborate. Most recently Jacobs teamed up with San Jose dubster NiT GriT on another Pizza Party joint, offering fans of both artists a fresh new listening experience.  Keep your ears tuned, the adventure is bound to get deliciously messy. Jacobs can be found throwing down live all summer as he takes his official place on the 2013 Van’s Warped Tour. Catch him in a city near you.  Long rave the king.

Tags: DubstepGlitchHip Hop