Suzi Analogue and Jlin make friends

A razor-sharp footwork variation foreshadows Analogue’s impending mixtape for Disciples.

We’re always hyped to hear artists bringing fresh swerves and individual flair to the footwork template, and Suzi Analogue and Jlin have more than delivered on that front in their myriad past endeavours. Miami-based Suzi Analogue has been blazing a luminescent trail through a landscape of her own design, having set up her own label Never Normal as a platform for her hybridised explorations of needlepoint rhythm science and down-low body music. Jlin’s profile as one of the most incisive developers of footwork’s initial creative spark is in no doubt, taking that Chicago jump-off point as a means to explore kinetic, crisp and compelling abstractions which veer into avant-garde territory but always retain an exacting focus. From her acclaimed solo albums on Planet Mu to high-profile collaborations with the likes of SOPHIE, Holly Herndon and William Basinski, she’s a singular force with a strident sound. Just listen to her recently-dropped album Perspective on Planet Mu – another mind-flaying exercise in percussive science.

It’s no surprise, then, that a link up between these two results in something worth shouting about. Analogue made one of her most complete statements to date with the Infinite Zonez mixtape on Disciples last year, pulling together tracks from her archives to help the rest of the world catch up with her relentless pace.

Now, a follow-up is being prepped which will bring us right into the current moment of Analogue’s trajectory. Ahead of the full release of Onez next year, we’re treated to ‘NICE 2 MEET U’ which finds Jlin getting busy with the component parts of Analogue’s ‘Stay Ready’, and it’s a powerful demonstration of everything high-tempo, fractured club music should be. Brimming with detail and yet precision-tooled for huge flexibility in the mix, it’s a knockout jam which matches up to the rapidly expanding legacy of both artists. Check it out and cop it via Bandcamp below: