Kilbourne x Albyy - "The Hand Clap"
I've been following Kilbourne ever since I heard her amazing work with Abdu Ali on his Already EP. Kilbourne calls New Jersey home but is currently based out of New Orleans. I just love the way she styles her club music - it's hype but not so aggressive that I feel like I'm gettin' shot up outside the club. And such is the case with her collaboration with Albyy on "The Hand Clap". Pulling the vocal sample from Hurricane Chris' track of the same name, "The Hand Clap" is such a classic demonstration of that signature Jersey energy.
TR!CK$ ft. L'Entranger - "All Alone"
TR!CK$ is another Jersey-based producer who is starting to make some waves in my world. "All Alone" allows that super energetic Jersey style to completely carry a sexy R&B vibe from the vocals here. I'm especially loving the varying manipulations he made to the vocals - pitched up here, pitched way down there, and chopped so expertly throughout. This is the way you craft a Jersey club track that's fit for dance floors all around the world.
UNiiQU3 ft. DJ Kiff - 69 (If I Fuck)
Bow down to UNiiQU3! She's a certified Jersey Club Queen and she's running the show in New Jersey and beyond. This week I stumbled upon an older track of hers that I had on repeat for a hot minute - "69 (If I Fuck)" with DJ Kiff. It starts out subtle, almost like it could easily transform into a dope footwork track, but instead it introduces this insanely cool bubbly bass that I can't get enough of. It almost doesn't even sound like it's a Jersey club track - maybe a hybrid of Jersey and Baltimore - which is great because anything that fills the abyss between the two styles is really something remarkable.