I've been a follower of Jay's for a bit, but was still nothing less than shocked when this white hot ball of seething supersonic space dust touched down around 4:30AM on Monday morning, tearing open the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during Art Department's set. To be properly understood, this trip needs to be undertaken on a grand scale--so while I encourage everyone to bang this out at home, you really need to seek this out at an underground or a festival to get the whole experience. This track embodies the duality of the paradoxes that define our universe--just as physical mass can appear solid yet consist of empty interatomic space, Khetteroid transcends definitions by being simultaneously massive and muscular while evasive and ethereal.
The single remix of Khettoroid comes to us from Pezzner, who has been absolutely on fire lately, creating some of the most evocative house music of the last year. Pezzner dials down the scale and mass of the original, cooling the burning hunk of space-trash into a warm, smouldering crater of intimacy that is equally as trip-inducing. This remix cements this release as one solid reason to watch the young Decay Records in the future.
Again, hearing this amazing single get woven perfectly into a top-notch live set is the way to go, so get out there and get after it. Also, keep an eye out for Mr. Tripwire in LA in the next few months.