House | Justin Jay Finally Delivers His Mom, I Graduated! EP

Posted by on September 15, 2015

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As a Trojan, it always makes my day to see another member of the Trojan family succeed, and as a blogger, it’s in my civic (collegiate?) duty to support any fellow Trojans in their endeavors. Justin Jay was, by no means, an unknown when he was an undergraduate student at USC, considering his first-ever dirtybird release came his freshman year after he sent a demo to Claude VonStroke himself. Now, four years later and diploma in hand, Justin Jay is bringing it back to the imprint that started it all for him with his Mom, I Graduated EP. The young phenom unveiled the lead single off of the EP, “Hit It,” a few weeks ago, but now, he’s showing off another underground weapon in “Rain Dance.” Tribal influenced synths drive the track through twists and turns of bubbling bass lines and groove-driven melodies, and Jay even pushes his comfort zone by sampling his own voice for the first time ever on a track. The full EP is out now on Beatport, so don’t sleep on it!

House | Justin Jay Kicks Off New EP, Mom, I Graduated!, With First Track, “Hit It”

Posted by on August 19, 2015

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The youngest of Claude VonStroke’s proteges, Justin Jay, has been having one of the best years that a recent college graduate could have. In addition to several releasees like his Momentum EP, he’s played Coachella, Holy Ship!, and the Desert Hearts Spring Festival, amongst many other good looks on the touring front. Even still, he’s only getting started as he just announced his Mom, I Graduated! EP, which marks his return to the infamous Dirtybird label, as well as a world tour with stops in England, across North America, and abroad. The new EP begins with a song called, “Hit It,” and it’s huge, tech-house stomper that’s been tested and proven at Dirtybird BBQs. With this news, we can’t wait to see what else Justin Jay has in stored. The Mom, I Graduated! EP will be released on September 14th, and all of Justin’s upcoming tour dates can be seen after the jump.


Progressive House | Sebjak & Marcus Schossow – Liceu

Posted by on April 29, 2013

Marcus Shossow & Sebjak - LiceuSteve Angello‘s Size Records continues its onslaught of outstanding releases in 2013 with Marcus & Schossow & Sebjak‘s single “Liceu“. With singles such as “Hit It” and “Champs” still quite popular, and with many more on the way, Size Records is showing the potency of a label head with his attention solely focused on his craft and the label’s.

“Liceu” is a unique take on the minimal festival tracks we have seen take over charts and sets recently. Dominated by a prominent brass section and a bouncy bass line, this track from the two Swedes is one that is sure to leave a strong imprint on this year. Both Swedes are poised to have big 2013, with Sebjak making waves with his “Rave” remixes, and Marcus Schossow recently being signed to Axwell‘s prestigious Axtone Records, and this record is just the beginning.

Beatport: Sebjak & Marcus Schossow – Liceu


Preview, Progressive House | Henrix – Rock This Dream EP (Preview)

Posted by on April 3, 2013


Henrix, still riding high on the success of one of the tracks of the year thus far, “Hit It” is not sitting on his laurels, as we saw with his Miami Heaters Vol 2 EP, and it now getting set to release another 3 track EP, this time on Laidback Luke’s Mixmash Records. One of the guys who has been there since the beginning, Laidback Luke reaps the benefits by signing “Rock This Dream”, which has been near the top of the DMC Buzz Chart for quite some time now, as well as the second Henrix & Jakob Liedholm collab “Losing My Mind” and a new original “Viral”. The EP is going to be massive and if superman Laidback Luke is waking up with “Rock This Dream” in his head, you know it is going to be huge. April 8th is the date to mark for the release. Click the jump for the promo video of “Rock This Dream”.

Rock This Dream


Progressive House | Henrix – Miami Heaters – Volume 2: The WMC EP

Posted by on March 13, 2013


Miami native Henrix has seen the yearly worldwide dance music pilgrimage for Ultra come and go and patiently waited his turn to make his mark on the most important week in dance music. This time with 7 gigs coming up, he is kicking it off with a 3 track EP with some of his most requested tracks including the Tiesto supported “After All”. With his much anticipated single “Hit It” still sitting high in the charts and ready to rock stages at UMF, he turns back to the mode of free downloads to give out more quality tunes.

The EP sandwiches the acid fueled “Miami Bounce” with 2 massive big room tracks. “After All” makes good work of chopped vocal bits, aiding Eran Hersh’s etheral vocals over a sublime melody of soaring synths and a playful piano top line. For those of you saying this is a cheap knock off of “Million Voices”, here is a clip of it being made before “Million Voices” was even public. “Close Your Eyes” is the first of several collabs between two of our artists to watch in 2013, Henrix and Jakob Liebholm, as they tab Zashanell to lay down angelic vocals over an uplifting big room track that shows the subtlety of Jakob Liedholm’s sound and the melodic sensibilities that Henrix is capable of drawing upon.

Free Download: Henrix – Miami Heaters – Volume 2: The WMC EP

Progressive House | Hard Rock Sofa – Rasputin

Posted by on March 11, 2013

Making their return to Axwell’s Axtone Records, Russian duo Hard Rock Sofa dole out another hard hitting festival cut sure to make waves in Miami. “Rapsutin” is centered around a slow building churching low end with rapid fire percussion and an ominous interlude, leading into the percussive drop. “Rasputin” is the latest in the recent trend of hard hitting, minimal percussive tracks like “Wakanda“, “Hit It” and going back to “Epic”. It is interesting to see the direction Axtone has taken with their first two releases of the year and it will be something to watch throughout the rest of the year with Axwell striking it solo as the official SHM breakup looms in just 2 weeks.

Beatport: Hard Rock Sofa – Rasputin

Progressive House | GTA, Henrix & Digital LAB – Hit It!

Posted by on February 25, 2013


This track needs very little introduction. Already supported by just about every big name Dj in the business, “Hit It” has been one of the most sought after tracks heading into 2013 ever since its public unveiling at Size in the Park by Steve Angello. “Hit It” combines the talents of all 4 of these guys — using the bouncy percussion Henrix has quickly become known for with haunting builds and big room elements in the drop fashioned by fellow Miami natives GTA & Digital Lab. This song has already been huge up to this point, but with WMC just around the corner, its ascent may have only just begun.

Beatport: GTA, Henrix & Digital LAB – Hit It!