The turbocharged Boosted EP from Washington DC’s Jackson Ryland drops in Peach Discs. Inspired by the multi-faceted work of hyper-prolific producers such as Paul Johnson, Heiko Laux, K-Hand, Aubrey & Cari Lekebusch, Boosted’s four tracks highlight the various layers that make up Jackson’s sound, and confirm him as a thrilling and versatile producer whose deep understanding of dance music’s history informs his firmly present approach to production.
Recorded between 2018 and 2022, Boosted splits the difference between the booming drums and trippy synth patterns of “Glass Cut” and “Hyp Gruuv,” and the complex, evolving textures of “Boosted” and “Lip,” the latter representing a side not often heard in Jackson’s output to date. Taken as a whole, the EP fits into the long lineage of DC-based music – one defined by an effortless flexibility to flip between emotions while never forsaking the groove.
This is the 2nd release of the year on Shanti Celeste and Gramrcy’s Peach Discs.