Uprooted is the second EP from Parisian DJ and producer BJF. It follows Iridescent, his debut EP released in 2020. A key member of the collective, label, and media Couvre x Chefs, BJF also has to his credit various participations in compilations, (Egregore, XXIII, Couvre x Chefs, Sacrilejio Records, Météo ) and a bunch of thoughtful edits. His productions have been played on Boiler Room, NTS, Rinse FM, Rinse France, BBC, Reprezent, Bruzz, etc.
On Uprooted, BJF affirms its musical direction more than ever: percussive, hybrid, completely club-oriented; full of perfectly mastered samples, carefully articulated with each other.
If since his first releases, BJF has made percussion his signature, his drum kit on Uprooted has been considerably enriched. Baile funk, dembow, drill, UK funky, or dancehall have no secrets for him as a DJ set, but in his productions, the producer defragments these genres and reassembles snippets of them with surgical precision, thus composing his own riddims, blurring labels and boxes.
This new EP also marks a real evolution on the melodic part and on the atmospheres, like the synthetic brass of « Baloya », the inimitable grime synth on « Jump Riddim », or the Japanese flute on « Fogo ». The EP includes for the first time a featuring with an MC in the person of the Brazilian AKA AFK on the title « Fogo ».