Keysound Recordings begin 2016 with a grimey addition to the family: an EP from grime don JT the Goon. Fresh from his critically acclaimed debut album on Oil Gang, he unleashes four versions of the “Oil on Ice” riddim. How the tracks came very near to being forever “lost dubs” is a tale of crossed wires and aural infections that thankfully has a happy ending. The track made its debut on the Keysound Rinse FM show in November 2013 when the then emerging producer Rabit, passed through the show to make his debut. Re-listening to the set over and over again, Blackdown made enquiries about signing “Oil on Ice,” only to hear it might already have a home. Two years passed and periodically, often in far flung locations with epic vistas, Blackdown could not help but notice that this most infectious aural ear-worm, “Oil on Ice”, would wiggle its way into his mind’s ear. Again and again its curvaceous melody would appear on the edge of his consciousness. Enquiries were made again and turns out, the dub had remained unreleased. Three VIP versions of the riddim were commissioned for the label, so that “Oil…” could be played in the camps’ rolling 130 bpm sets and a catalog number was duly assigned. JT the Goon was an early member of Slew Dem Crew (Chronik, Waifer, Rage etc). He co-produced ‘Gunman Riddim’, not only a classic grime instrumental but a track that popularised the Korg Triton’s “amsfeedbacklead” preset – the sound that has since become a grime staple, almost as recognisable as Wiley’s eski click and Musical Mob’s ‘Pulse X’ bass hits. His debut album “King Triton” dropped autumn 2015 on Oil Gang.