One of the brains behind the legendary Deal Real record shop and the Livin Proof club nights in London, DJ Snips' work in hip-hop on both sides of the Atlantic is extensive and impressive. Taking some time away from that — as well as his seemingly constant behind-the-scenes production work — DJ Snips is now readying the release of his new album, The Barbershop, which is due out on January 26 via Houseology.
Ahead of the album's release, he's sharing the video for the latest single to come from the album: "Love Jockey". Directed by Daz The Director & Troy Miller, the visuals, and the beat itself, have a few nostalgic touches (the soulful vocal sample and POV shots in the record shop), but this is really about the sweet spot he hits between hip-hop and house. Think DJ Shadow or Nightmares On Wax had they debuted in 2018. Relaxed, rich in texture and quietly uplifting, Snips' "Love Jockey" hints at a very promising album indeed.
Watch the visuals above and keep an eye out for Houseology's upcoming collab with fashion brand SOUVEИIR to tie in with the The Barbershop's release.