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Justin Jay Delivers Eclectic 'Momentum' EP On Pets Recordings

To say Deep House is on the rise would be an understatement. Funky basslines and slick melodic grooves are all the rage now with the genre's most talented artists gaining an ungodly amount of attention and sharing the spotlight with the big room. In the end though, good music is always good music and Justin Jay definitely falls into this category, especially with his most recent release of Momentum. The SoCal wunderkind's Momentum EP is his fourth extended play output, and the college student by day, producer by night has really outdone himself. Seeing home to Catz ’n Dogz Pets Recordings, Momentum represents the last few years of Justin Jay’s career as we see a distinct shift in his production details in the upward direction. “You Give Me Butterflies” gives us some happy waves, “Momentum” with Kill Frenzy feeds our darker needs, and “How I Knew” sparks our feet to immediately start shuffling until the break of dawn. See for yourself how versatile and sophisticated Justin Jay really is with the stream for Momentum and purchase it on Beatport for your personal copy. Hear more about the EP from Justin Jay himself: How I Knew:
I don't have much to say about this one. I made it in my bedroom, and spent my fair share of late nights working on it pissing off my roommate who was trying to get rest for his midterms... (sorry Ulf!)
Producing "Momentum" with Kill Frenzy was a really cool learning experience for me. The idea for the song came together while Seb and I were kicking it on my living room couch playing weird sounds off of our laptop speakers, just having fun. When we sat down to properly produce the track, I kept on trying to add unnecessary ideas and overcomplicate the track. Sebastien helped me realize how simple an 8 minute song can be without getting boring - it's all in the details, although that's easier said than done. Finding the subtle changes that actually work was a long trial-and-error experience for me, but it was insanely gratifying once everything fell into place.
You Give Me Butterflies:
As I'm finishing up an incredible last year of college, and getting to do all of these amazing things in music, it's felt natural making happy, lighthearted songs that really capture my mood these days. I've spent a large part of the last year exploring darker sounds and textures. I definitely want to continue experimenting in that direction, but I wouldn't want to neglect my goofy, cheerful side either. "You Give Me Butterflies" is a carefree day at the beach, spent with your friends, acting like 8 year-olds.