FreEP: Juke -”real dreams* EP”
“Juke”, who’s full, yet unofficial, stage name is “Jukebox”, put out his debut mixtape effort entitled “real dreams ep” on February 9 of 2012 (download link attached). His Intriguing originality drew in lots of new followers & fans while the thought provoking, poetic narrative in each of the songs made this mixtape/EP a huge and memorable experience for everyone that listens to it.
Jukebox has an eclectic group of musical influences, none bigger than those that came before him in the city where he was born; Atlanta. Artists such as Andre’ 3000 & Goodie Mob accompanied by a host of alternative artists and most recently Drake & the Weeknd make up Juke’s principal influences. Hip Hop is the creative starting point for “juke*”, but due to his motley group of influences, a million other sub-sounds are mixed in resulting in unmistakable originality.
Throughout his brief music career, Juke has taken this cluster of sounds and fine tuned his own sound enough to the point that people are now revering his first musical effort and buzzing it to new fans who are now clamoring to hear this new artist. This EP is set up as a narrative into the life & relationships he has built while finding himself and are stated through such a gripping and poetic way that all emotion that went into each song are easily accessible to the listener – Juke has a knack for telling a very good story in other words; coupling this skill with some very original beats from some great up-and-coming producers and you have the makings of an unforgettable project.