XLR8R Podcast 389: JETS — Sónar 2015 Festival Edition

As they head to the Barcelona electronic-music fest, Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum drop a smooth ’n' creamy set of tunes.
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With collaborations, you sometimes know pretty much what the end result is going to sound like—as a (very) random example, you'd expect a Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue to pretty much split the difference between the former's dark-hued view of the world and the latter's more candy-coated take, and that's pretty much what we got with 1996's “Where the Wild Roses Grow.” And you would probably think that Lady Gaga would be more inclined to cross over to Tony Bennett's side, rather than vice versa, and that's exactly what happened. (It might have been cool to see Bennett standing next to a meat dress, though.) We kind of knew what we would get when the electronic Prince-isms of Jimmy Edgar merged with the sometimes glitchy, sample-fueled melodicism of Travis "Machinedrum" Stewart when they first teamed up under the JETS name in 2012—experimentalism merged with songcraft, both accessible and skewed. Still, we weren't quite prepared for this Edgar-Machinedrum–forged mix, coming hot on the heels of their recent (and excellent) The Chants EP on Ultramajic: Presented as a radio show—JETS Radio Vol. II: Dimensions, to be precise—it's an hour-plus of creamy, freaky and gorgeous R&B and hip-hop, contorted to the producers' will in a way that treads the line between subtle and intense. It's a beauty—give it a listen and see if you think so, too. And if you do agree, and if you're heading to Barcelona for the upcoming edition of Sónar, check JETS out when the duo plays on the beloved festival's opening day, June 18.

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01 JETS Radio Intro
02 JETS "U. N. I." (featuring Jamie Lidell) (Ultramajic)
03 Jimmy Edgar “Ice" (unreleased)
04 JETS “For You” (Featuring Roses Gabor) (unreleased)
05 Machinedrum "Inside of Me" (unreleased)
06 Jimmy Edgar “Dripwet (2003)” (unreleased)
07 James Farmer “Sanctify” (JETS Production) [unreleased]
08 Jimmy Edgar “Dreams Come True” (unreleased)
09 Machinedrum “Dekalbeat” (Featuring Theophilus London) (unreleased)
10 Jimmy Edgar “Dance Slow" (unreleased)
11 Jimmy Edgar “Pyramid Resonance" (with Rasheeda—"Let It Go" accapella) (unreleased)
12 Machinedrum “Untitledrnb 0114" (unreleased)
13 Jimmy Edgar “Feel What It Is" (with Ciara— “1 2 Step” accapella (unreleased)
14 Interlude (Featuring Damon Zex)
15 Kevin Hussein “Body" (Machinedrum remix)
16 Jimmy Edgar “HDRT BX” (with Iconz ft. Trick Daddy—“We Thuggin’” accapella) (unreleased)
17 Machinedrum “Flute Thug Beat" (unreleased)
18 JETS “Attune” (featuring Roses Gabor) (unreleased)
19 Machinedrum “Glassed” (with Mike Jones—“Still Tippin'” accapella) (unreleased)
20 Jimmy Edgar “Solar Projection” (with S.W.V.—“Weak” Accapella) (unreleased)
21 JETS “Pyrite Blue” (Ultramajic)
22 Ango “K.I.L.L.Y.O.U.R.B.O.Y.F.R.I.E.N.D.” (produced by Machinedrum) (self -released)
23 Jimmy Edgar “Musica Por Bondage [2004]" (unreleased)
24 Jimmy Edgar “Inner City Colors" (unreleased]
25 Daley “Broken” (Machinedrum Remix) [unreleased)
26 Jimmy Edgar “DKDT" (unreleased)
27 Machinedrum “Turn da Lights Off” (with Three 6 Mafia Ft. Young Buck, 8Ball & Mjg—"Stay Fly” accapella) (unreleased)
28 Jimmy Edgar “Blast Off Bae” (unreleased)
39 Jets “Pink Beat” (vocal version) (Ultramajic)
30 A message from our sponsors
31 Machinedrum “Tarot Beat” (with Young Dro—"Shoulda Lean" Accapella) (unreleased)
32 Jimmy Edgar & L-Vis 1990 “red Two” (with Gucci Mane—“Pillz” Accapella) (unreleased)
33 Daktyl “Stay” (Machinedrum remix) (Mad Decent)
34 Jets “Fuk U Up” (unreleased)
35 Machinedrum & Fracture "Zombie Beat" (unreleased)
36 Body Language "Really Love" (Machinedrum Remix) (B3sci Records)
37 Jimmy Edgar "Bell of tha Ball" (with Fat Joe & Akon—"One" accapella) (unreleased)
38 Jets "#Newkenya" (featuring Jesse Boykins III) (unreleased)
39 Jets "Dangerzone" (unreleased)
40 Machinedrum "Badboy Beat" (with Sunny Valentine feat. Yung Joc—"If U Pay Me" accapella) (unreleased)
41 Jimmy Edgar “Jackson Interception" [\(unreleased)
42 Jets Radio outro