In Limbo by Jay Duncan feat. Ben Vince
London-based DJ and producer Jay Duncan collaborate with saxophonist Ben Vince on her debut release for Phantasy Sound.
From the first notes of brass, quickly melting into a lucid shuffle, it's clear that "In Limbo" exists on its own terms. Vince's virtuoso playing, a feature of former collaborations with the likes of Joy Orbison and Mica Levi, is here gradually manipulated by Duncan into a hugely ambitious trip. This meditative and mysterious approach draws listeners deeper into a liminal, minimal space somewhere between the Fourth World as imagined by Jon Hassell and four AM on a dancefloor in South London.
Duncan deftly raises the tension for the title track's more percussive and arguably club-ready sibling "Anti-Purgatorio", drawing out almost impossibly taut and inventive rhythms constructed around wormholes from which spill Vince's instrumentation, washed downstream amid slippery modulations and a distinctive analog atmosphere.
Ricardo Villalobos adds to his own superlative history of remixes with a characteristically trippy take on "In Limbo". Spanning nearly fifteen minutes, the legendary Chilean-German innovator subtly reimagines this ambitious record in a form true to both his own musical heritage as well as Duncan's futurism.
Jay Duncan feat. Ben Vince - In Limbo
Release Date July 2021
Label Phantasy Sound
A1. In Limbo
B1. In Limbo (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)