JR From Dallas - My Favorite Machine
Gourmand Music Recordings boss ‘JR From Dallas’ has a name that rings as large as Texas, but unlike it suggests, this wrangler of beats is actually from France and has been one of the hottest names in Jackin House for over half a decade! With releases on Farris Wheel, Greenhouse, Juiced Music, Cabbie Hat and Kolour Recordings, his music has picked up some serious support from the likes of such as Mark Farina, Phil Weeks, Hector Moralez, Nick Holder and Roger Sanchez.
His latest release on Frosted Recordings is ‘Looping Is Art’; a proper 3-track EP that is sure to have house heads around the world drooling. ‘Loopa Hoopa’ is a hypnotic slice of JR’s trademark deep jackin house, whilst ‘Porn Melody’ slows down the tempo to provide some serious poolside vibes. Last but not least, ‘Kanpai’ brings it back to floor with a real rumble of quality sampling and percussion to round off a truly outstanding EP.
With a producer of this quality, we thought we’d sit down with JR to find out a little more about a few of his studio techniques, as we found of the Favorite Machine of JR From Dallas.
1. Your favourite piece of gear in the studio?
My Akai MPC Studio and Adam AX7’s!
2. Why do you love them and what makes them so special?
The Akai MPC is really important for me as this is what I use to create my beats and hi-hat lines. I also use it to sample Disco, Jazz and Funk songs and then use the samples in my tracks. I use it essentially for rhythms and sampling, the flow of that piece of equipment makes it more fluid than mechanical. As for the monitors, I use Adam’s because of the quality they provide in the high frequencies, which is really crucial to my sound.
3. Tell us 1-3 tracks you’ve used it on – Provide Traxsource links if possible.
Ice Cream (JR From Dallas Raw Mix)
Week End A Tokyo