Blue Mountains emcee El’ Jistos and Producer Illumes met in 2011. Immediately their musical link began to manifest: Illumes brought the fierce, fresh, unconventional production and El’ Jistos brought the sure fire lyrics, filled with grit and working class ruggedness.
Try Explain That To A Four Year Old is a sophisticated album with powerful determination. Sizzling sharp beats hit hard from the first track. Textures of gritty synths and electric instrumentation buzz this record into life. El’ Jistos provides lyrics that are unusual and canny, giving justice to the production while allowing it to shine. The words are brutally honest and unrestrained.
This album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Underwood Studio through a warm and ripe analogue console. The soundscape is reminiscent of a classic French yé-yé pop album. The vocal sound draws inspiration from traditional ‘low res/distorted’ blues recordings.