I am playing this repeated over and over. Nicolas Jaar
In indie rock, you’re expected to be young. Same goes for hip-hop. Surely there’s no shortage of under-20s manning the barricades of nu-electro’s fluo revolution. But house and techno? I’m sorry, but aside from the Martinez Brothers, we’re generally a generation aging rapidly. Which makes Jaar an especially interesting case, because the music doesn’t sound adolescent. It doesn’t beat you over the head with punk-rock bravado. Confident but understated, Jaar doesn’t sound like he has something to prove. The roots dig deep into house and techno, but this is not necessarily music made principally with dancing in mind.