Jasmine Infiniti – BXTCH SLÄP - Dark Entries
Brooklyn-based queer nightlife luminary Jasmine Infiniti self-released her debut album, BXTCH SLAP, in March 2020. Dark Entries steps forward to present the album remastered and on double vinyl. Over the thirteen disruptive club cuts of BXTCH SLAP, Jasmine conjures occult rave incantations with sub-tectonic bass and seductive harmonies. Audaciously championing R&B, vogue, and hip-hop sounds, Jasmine Infiniti's latest collection of techno-hybrid dance tunes is built for the dancefloors of underground nightlife. While SiS, her debut EP, was an ode to queer solidarity, community, and sisterhood, BXTCH SLAP refines the art of personal myth-building. It is an unflinching and uncompromising album, but it also boasts surprising range, moving briskly between ethereal hardcore house ("HOTT"), anxious dark electro ("SPOOKED"), and certifiable techno bangers ("YES, SIR", "WELLFAIR"). Meanwhile album standout "<3" hovers just above 100 BPM, a defiant statement of euphoric sensuality that's no less gripping for its dramatic deceleration. Closing number "SHONUFF" clocks in at ten and half minutes, but not a second of this acid-laced adrenaline rush feels wasted. BXTCH SLAP might be suited for the high-impact dancefloor, but this music takes on a new life in the moments we spend between the parties, alone and full of desire.