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.


Events, Mix | Mysteryland USA Taps JackLNDN for Music of Mystery Mix Series, Unveils Culture & Arts Lineup

Posted by on May 8, 2015

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Mysteyland USA, which is taking place over Memorial Day Weekend on the Woodstock ’69 grounds, is no doubt one of the hottest festivals in dance music right now, thanks to its unique blend of music, art, and culture. With headliners like Diplo, Dillon Francis, Kygo, and Porter Robinson all slated to take over the main stage, there’s no doubt that the second coming of Mysteryland in the States will not disappoint. While the festival features main stage talent that is hard to beat, the onus of Mysteryland has always lied in the underground, with up-and-coming acts like JackLNDN, who they have tabbed for their latest mixtape. Armed with his style of dreamy house, JackLNDN delivers a stunning hour-long mix of feel good tunes, featuring Pete Tong, Justin Jay, Peking Duk, and more. You can stream his mix above (tracklist after the jump), and get tickets to Mysteryland USA here.

While the music aspect of Mysteryland’s “electronic music culture and arts” branding is clear, the festival has just unveiled their “culture and arts” lineup, which features lots of intriguing art, a speaker stage, a healing garden, and more (full lineup after the jump).



House | Venture Down The Rabbit Hole With Justin Jay’s Desert Hearts Set

Posted by on May 7, 2015

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There’s no denying the talent that the youngest dirtybird, Justin Jay, possesses. As he’s wrapping up the last few weeks of his senior year in college, the LA-based house phenom is gearing up for the next chapter of his life, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. With school finished up, we’re going to be seeing a lot more out of the immensely talented producer, and he’s giving us a glimpse of what to expect in the future during his last semester at college.

Just a week before making his Coachella debut, Jay ventured down to the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation in San Diego for the Desert Hearts Spring Festival for a three hour headlining set, which he has made available as a free download. On the mix, Jay showcases his brilliance as an artist, moving between house, tech house, and deeper offerings with a deft hand. Listen above and check out the tracklist after the jump.


House | Get Your Coachella Vibes From Justin Jay’s “Mind Games”

Posted by on April 14, 2015

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Now that the first weekend of Coachella is in the rearview mirror and the real world is starting to set back in, we’ve got the perfect remedy to help you ease into the week – whether you went to the festival or not. Dirtybird’s protege, Justin Jay, made his Coachella debut on Saturday, playing not one, but two, incredible sets at the Do LaB, and today, he’s giving back to his fans with a personal favorite in his arsenal, “Mind Games.” Originally produced for the dirtybird BBQ at WMC years ago, “Mind Games” is a funky house number that oozes with vibes. Peep it above and make sure to get your free download.

Free Download: Justin Jay – Mind Games

Deep House, House | Justin Jay Brings the Groove on Diverse Momentum EP

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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LA-based Justin Jay has just released his 3 track EP on Pets Recordings, Momentum, and the young producer really pulled out all the stops to show us that he can produce every kind of deep. Long-time fans of the rising artist will be ecstatic to hear “How I Knew” for its intricate funk and bass elements that are also present in “Momentum.” With the title track, Justin Jay and Kill Frenzy channel their inner dark sides to spawn a creation that is meant for those warehouse parties where you don’t know what time it is that resonates closely to their previous collaboration. Finally, “You Give Me Butterflies” makes us never want to grow up because Justin Jay uses his airy synths and wistful FXs to make us truly feel those butterflies inside. With Momentum being his fourth EP, you can bet that Justin Jay has just begun his reign of rhythm and will continue on to reach for the stars in the coming future. Grab the EP here and enjoy!

Deep House | Disciples – They Don’t Know (Justin Jay Remix)

Posted by on January 30, 2015


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A couple of weeks back, Annie Mac premiered Justin Jay‘s ominous remix of Disciples’ “They Don’t Know” on her BBC Radio 1 Show. The track dives into the deep parts of house music to spawn a villainous remix full of hypnotic percussion loops and growling bass tremors. Justin Jay’s current list of ventures are impressive being only 22 years old, but if this track is any indication of what is to come in 2015, fans can expect to see major strides to be made by the Dirtybird young gun. The track will be released via Pete Tong’s FFRR Records on February 22nd.