It's no secret that Toolroom Records seeks out UK tech house talent. With Mark Knight at the helm, the label attracts such talent, with reach extending beyond the London underground scene. The latest attraction to the label is by way of Germany, in the form of David Jackson and his Europa EP. Usually it feels indulgent to note any up and coming artist's age, as they're usually young, but at the age of 16, Jackson has something to his creativity that you'll remember. Released earlier this month, the EP features two unique tracks that speak loudly in a voice that will stick with you.
The first track on the EP, "Europa," has production whose maturity might be mistaken for one of Toolroom's greats. Channeling retro moments in a way that almost feels like a reinvented classic, it's the hook into the EP. Then there's "Dance 4 Me," and oh boy. Premiered by the one and only Pete Tong on his BBC Radio 1 show, the track is plainly out of bounds. Leaving us hyped, Europa has us hoping for more from Jackson as his career unfolds.