Cornetto EP

Max Jones // Correspondant
Format // 12"
Coming from the traffic-saturated streets and lo-fi screamo scene of Mexico City, rising producer Max Jones makes his debut on Jennifer Cardini’s Correspondant label with the Cornetto EP.
A onetime member of a guitar-driven punk posse, Jones’ more recent work as an electronic producer favors heavily syncopated drums, eerie atmospheres, and wry humor. His discography to date includes a recent joint EP with Eddie Mercury as Los Mekanikos for Sanfuentes, the imprint headed by Chilean producer and Cómeme label co-founder Vicente Sanfuentes, and he also helped initiate Mexican labels Electrique Music and Disque Discos, together with Mercury and Alec Sander (appearing on Cornetto as Mijo).
Jones’ upcoming effort marks Correspondant’s 30th release, and comprises four tracks of drum machine-led workouts. Lead cut “Cornetto” starts things off in the label’s signature style of deep, dark dancefloor warmups, with a live-feel percussive line and foggy drones shot through with confrontational midrange sirens. “Uh Oh” opens at a clip with an electrified, alien pulse, but keeps to the stripped-back core elements of thrashing cymbals and two alternating vocal samples. “Slow feat. Mijo” finds Jones teaming up with ongoing collaborator Alec Sander in a sinister, new wave-inspired cut, built around a narcotic vocal mantra and resonant, oscillating synths, while the minimal, throbbing bassline of “L.M.M” follows its own trail into a sonic wormhole, offset by crispy hi-hats to round out the EP.
Cornetto follows previous label releases Polina, from Agents of Time, and The Ballroom collaborative 12” from Jennifer Cardini and David Shaw, and will see a vinyl and digital release on September 22.
  • Release Date // September 29, 2014
  • Format // 12"
  • Catalog Nr // Correspondant 30
  • EAN // 880319678516