Tag: Justin Jay

[Playlist] Justin Jay’s Musical Autobiography

Following the success of his debut album ‘Fantastic Voyage’, Justin Jay radiated triumph after receiving critical support, releasing on top record labels like Dirtybird, Emerald City, and Freerange while completing multiple international DJ tours. Unfortunately, from there anxiety and stress caused him to pull his tour dates, retreat into his own mind, and move back into his parents house to regroup. Following a period of introspection and collection, Justin’s feelings spilled out onto the page and a new body of work started to appear. His new album “Home” embodies an existential quest in Justin’s life as an artist, singer and ... Read more

Interview: Justin Jay

Justin Jay has had a quick rise to underground fame since being discovered by Claude Von Stroke a few years ago and descending the ladder into the world of underground music. His style incorporates a new, entirely West Coast, sound into the rhythmic beats normally associated with the Dirtybird label. His music allows a connection between the more serious underground tones and funkier feel good tracks which illuminate the dance floor in smiles. I think my favorite moment concerning Justin Jay’s music was actually during a recent Uber ride I had. I took control of the aux chord and said, ... Read more

Free Download: Ulf Bonde – Steka Korv (Original Mix)

Growing up, Ulf Bonde played piano and eventually attended music high school. While attending University in California, he got captivated by LA’s underground scene. Somewhere along the way he met Justin Jay and, well we’ll let Justin take it from here: I met Ulf Bonde in college on move-in-day. He was the cool, good looking, but slightly awkward dude from Sweden who liked Dance Music and happened to live down the hall from me in my freshman dorm. Obviously we clicked and became friends.   Ulf made this ep 2 years ago while we were living together during our Junior ... Read more

Preview: Elements Music & Arts Festival

With a myriad transformational festivals emerging these days promising to provide a spiritual awakening or to change your outlook on life, one such festival promises none of that but still purveys the ethos of Burning Man and the whole bohemian lifestyle that is so trendy these days. Organized by the infamous BangOn!NYC crew and entering into it’s 3rd year, Elements Music & Arts Festival in Brooklyn, New York takes place at an industrial location in Red Hook and celebrates what the earth is made of – a fast paced, ever growing, ever changing, evolving environment that is full of thrills and surprises. ... Read more

Festival Report: Electric Zoo

The American dance scene has been a sleeping giant for decades, but the last few years have finally seen it come of age. The explosion of EDM has sent shockwaves around the world, but they have been most strongly felt at home in the States. As such dance music is the new rock, massive festivals are everywhere and all the cool kids have turned into fully fledged ravers. One of the driving forces behind this explosion has been Electric Zoo, a New York based festival that has blown all others out of the water. After a tough time a couple ... Read more