Caltrop "Chunky Express"
Fledgling San Francisco label Jacktone released an ambitious 23-track compilation this week, simply titled Jacktone 002. Presented across two cassettes, the compilation highlights a number of budding production talents including Oakland resident Caltrop, whose jacking contribution to the collection, "Chunky Express," is featured here. Taking shape as an unhurried piece of house, Caltrop's effort piles starry-eyed organs, sweeping synth chords, and lo-fidelity strings atop its stripped drum-machine core, which maintains a steady pulse throughout the track's five-plus-minute run. "Chunky Express" is joined by a wide range of other dance music hybrids on Jacktone 002, which covers hardware house, efficient techno, cosmic disco, and propulsive darkwave across its comprehensive tracklist. Out now, the full double-cassette collection can be streamed and ordered via Jacktone's Bandcamp page.