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Jel DJs With Fire (Literally) in ‘Breathe’ Video

Anticon producer shares a clip for his latest album, 'Late Pass'

Anticon beatsmith and MPC king Jel dropped Late Pass last year — a mostly instrumental opus that highlighted the Chicago-bred, Bay Area-based producer’s remarkable knack for crafting richly textured head-bobbers that connect boom-bap’s noisy past to the deep grooves of dub and the melodic might of psych. We shared the titular track back then, but now there’s a video for “Breathe” to consider. “Don’t get too comfortable,” warns Jeffery “Jel” Logan, but the music has a hypnotic effect nonetheless. Meanwhile, the playful video clip follows the delinquent activities of three characters in animal masks armed with unusual weapons and a keen sense of rhythm. Look for Jel tending to a flaming slab of vinyl, then catch him on the road with the Notwist at one of the stops below.

Jel tour dates (supporting The Notwist):

February 27 – San Francisco, CA @ SPARCSF
March 10 – Stuttgart, DE @ Wagenhallen
March 11 – Lyon, FR @ Epicerie Moderne
March 12 – Nantes, FR @ Stereolux
March 13 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
March 14 – Lille, FR @ Le Grand Mix
March 15 – Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
March 16 – Glasgow, UK @ Mono
March 17 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
March 18 – London, UK @ Village Underground
March 19 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
March 20 – Cologne, DE @ E-Werk
April 10 – Ljubljana, SI @ Channel Zer
April 11 – Zagreb, HR @ Mochvara
April 12 – Linz, AT @ Posthof
April 13 – Munich, DE @ Circus Krone

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