The 12″ EP, entitled Times Like This, contains three tracks. “Times Like This” contains a slightly-too-repetitive vocal sample and is perfect for a big-room techno set. This one recalled a few similar tunes, such as Green Velvet’s “La La Land” or the Dubfire remix of “Transit Time” by John Selway and Christian Smith, both of which mix quite well with it.
On “A Slice From The Past”, the title really says it all: Classic 90’s techno sounds of the Detroit/Germany variety (which seem to be all the rage these days, no?), stitched together with some steady, but not boring, deep house elements. This is a sublime tune perfect for a 5am loft party set.
“From A Slice To A Draw” is my favorite of the three. Tejada employs just the right amount of slick percussion and tech-house sensibility to beckon folks to the dancefloor. Again, easy to mix, steady without being boring, and straddling the big-room and loft environs.
You can listen to snippets of the EP via the Slices of Life SoundCloud page.
If you’re in Los Angeles for Halloween, check out John Tejada with Doc Martin, Daniel Bell, and Douglas J. McCarthy at Sublevel.
One last thing…keep your eyes and ears open for news about Tejada’s upcoming album, expected sometime in early 2015.