Harnessing the mixture of classic Detroit melody and off-kilter funk that artists like Carl Craig and Theo Parrish have used to great effect, Peterkinit proves that productions in this genre can be organic, dancefloor-ready and avant garde all at once.
There's a musicality here that makes the "jazz" in Peterkinit's moniker all that more applicable, but it's not co-opting the surface sounds of jazz for cheap effect. Instead, he takes these influences as a starting point from which to launch an exploration of house music's beat structures and tones.
Harnessing the influences from classic Detroit techno and house, Black Jazz Consortium proves that deep house can be organic, dancefloor-ready and avant garde all at once.
And on the vocal "Whats Up With The Love" he strips things back to a raw warehouse pulse, between introducing gorgeous, hazy synths and a catchy yet strangely muffled vocal refrain. Moreso than many other artists of his type, Black Jazz Consortium brings house music into genuinely compelling, emotionally rich territory.
Black Jazz Consortium's music isn't just cerebral in its approach - there's a euphoria in tracks like "New Horizon," from his Structure album of 2009, that will send shivers down your spine in the same way early Detroit tracks did. "Living The Dream" from the same album pulses with E'ed-up optimistic energy.