'Broken Body' is the follow-up to 2015's 'Do It Again' single. This two-stepping banger is dripping with 90s retro-futurist sensualism, a heady and visceral latin jazz-tinged house track with a back beat guaranteed to get the dancefloor jumping. Alister's trademark synth flourishes mingle with the vocals of returning collaborator Rahan Boxley, creeping into the mix with that repeating hook of Jump on in, Slim. When the beats are this infectious and the melodies are this strong, it's hard not to obey.
On the flip side, you'll find the deep vibes of Ago, an analog electronic freight train with a touch of acid mysticism, as well as Endgame, an ethereal creeper replete with rolling arpeggios and drum machines.
Alister Johnson is a staple of the Toronto DJ community and has commanded decks as far afield as the US, the EU, and South Africa. His diverse production C.V. includes work for Dinamo Azari as well as the Polaris-nominated Zaki Ibrahim. Keep your ears on Alister Johnson, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 6
Shuya Okino, Kyoto Jazz Massive
Lefto, 22 Track
Ennio Styles, 3RRR-FM/Heard and Felt
Alex Barck, Jazzanova