Review: Jonny Cade – ‘Atrocious Focus’ EP (Morris Audio)

Jonny Cade Atrocious Focus EP Morris Audio


Leeds is a city where it’s tough to make an impression as a producer, not least because every man and his dog seems to make electronic music up that way. Jonny Cade, however, is evidently not your average producer, and in spite of his relative youth he’s already served some of the scene’s most seminal labels. On his label debut for Switzerland’s Morris Audio, he serves up two delectable jams, while Oli Furness closes this tasty triumvirate thanks to his remix.

On the original front, first up it’s “Made Me Wait.” The influence of the ubiquitous piano chords is undoubtable, but there are many layers to this one that make it fly, with an unfurling bassline that brilliantly lingers in the background and brings a mound of suspense with it. “Love Baby” is full of crashing drums and an amalgamation of other sounds that all expertly arrive at the same junction, while the aforementioned Mr. Furness opts for a more straight-up, no messing take on his seriously unrelenting remix.

Great work from all involved, but be warned: this EP is not for those of a weary disposition.