By Sonny Forrest
Nicolas Jaar is a 23-year-old downtempo guru. Layering minimal electro beats with simmering melodies, Jaar’s production is the child of downtempo and house, what happens when you feel like dancing but not screaming, head-bobbing but not arm-flailing. Check out this variety pack of tracks, a perfect pairing for an afternoon of coffee and ibuprofen.
“Time for Us”
“Don’t Believe the Hype”
Also check out Darkside, a collaboration between Jaar and Dave Harrington. The duo produced the album Daftside covering Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories (2013). It’s a little more upbeat so adjust your volume settings because it may take you by surprise. Here’s a taste:
“Doin’ It Right”