Ashley Jones originally got his start as part of the Hardstep group Evol Intent. I got the chance to see the Atlanta based trio a few years back at Beta in Denver, check them out if you get the chance. These guys melted my face! I had never heard of the group, and having nothing else to do on Friday, I checked out Beta’s weekly bass night on Friday(Bassic). Their music really can only be desribed as HEAVY!! They seemlessly mix DnB with dubstep and a touch of acidic hardstyle to great effect. Their sound retains a truly oldschool kick snare DnB sound, while still sounding fresh and new. Needless to say, they GO HARD. Listen to this collab with Dieselboy from his album “Substance D,” a fitting reference to Philip K Dick’s classic novel A Scanner Darkly. Imagine a sold out club at 2am with this dirt bumpin’ ….FUN.
Now you might ask, wtf is he doing tagging this post with Nu Disco?!? Enter: Treasure Fingers. Started by Jones as a side project, he achieved elevated status in the nu disco scene with the release of Cross the Dancefloor. The track went on to reach even greater heights with superb remixes from the likes of Lifelike and Chromeo; The highlight for me is Chromeo’s, their rework truly takes this already epic disco track to a new level. P-Thugg adds new dimension with his vocals, and the song bounces along with disco goodness. My favorite track of his is also the first I ever heard: It’s Love is an uplifting dance floor slayer. A solid 4/4 bass beat and slick little vocal sample make this one of those simple, yet epic tracks. In the same vein, What Am I Supposed To Do continues to slay the dancefloor with funky slap bass line. By the way, I’ll take this moment to mention that Treasure Fingers is playing Lipgloss in Denver Friday night, I highly recommend you attend. This weekend is chalk-full of disco for Denver with Fred Falke playing Saturday as well…. But I digress, on to more music! A while back I went to see the Classixx. (it was epic) Treasure Fingers takes their hit I’ll Get You and adds his signature disco sound. The result is even more epic than the original, and I STILL like bass. 🙂 Lastly, I’ll include the newest track, a collab with Malente entitled Crusaders. SUPER stoked to be back in Denver, and SUPER stoked to party down with mah boys and girls this Friday to some Treasure Fingers!