Jai Paul, come back to us. On April 14 of 2013, almost a year ago to the to day, British musician Jai Paul’s self-titled debut album was posted on BandCamp, only to be taken down by XL Recordings and called an unauthorized leak of demos by Paul himself. Since then he’s been totally quiet, releasing very little (if any) music and apparently giving no interviews. It’s a crying shame, because tracks like “BTSTU,” one of his only officially released singles which was put out back in 2011, reflect just how ahead of his time Jai Paul is.
Jai Paul’s bootleg demo album features an incredible variety of sounds and styles, and “BTSTU” represents Paul’s darker, more electronic side. Where many of his tracks are cacophonous combinations of many disparate elements, “BTSTU” features a simplified, downbeat flow.