Jubilee has been staying up all night since as long as anyone can remember. She grew up in South Florida on the sounds of Miami bass, freestyle and Dirty South rap blasting from local radio stations like Power 96 and 99 Jamz. Her debut record “After Hours” was a love letter to the music and culture of her native Florida.
Her sophomore LP “Call for Location” builds on this collection of late-night anthems and drum machine workouts. An homage to the rave hotlines of yesteryear, and also her insane travel schedule, her newest album is the result of three years of touring and producing; one foot in the studio one in the club. Much like her thrilling pan-genre DJ sets, “Call for Location” shows Jubilee off as a singular artist, connecting the dots between her own idiosyncratic musical narrative, playing with genre convention, geography and expertly navigating cutting-edge dance music in its many forms. Grime weight smashes into headbanging techno, bubbly Caribbean-informed rhythms share space with driving electro.
The record’s leadoff single, the powerful Macula-collaboration “Mami,” is a peak time club burner, both tough and sultry, and a perfect micro-encapsulation of Jubilee’s transcendent DJ style. “Fulla Curve”, a collaboration with the the young dancehall vocalist IQ, delivers an earworm worthy of the radio shows Jubilee grew up listening to. The feedback loop continues. “Call For Location” is the record of a dance music lifer, born of late nights and early mornings.