Great Stuff Recordings
If you like your techno with equal measures of chug, funk and thump, Jay Lumen's got the perfect blend for you. His EPs for Great Stuff keep going down a storm - so we couldn't resist inviting him back for another bite of the cherry.
Get Yaa occupies that sweet spot between heads-down, moody throbbing techno and the more funk-fuelled, house-influenced side of the genre. Driving from the off like a tech-fuelled steam train, it's another masterful Lumen percolation, subtle percussive splashes lacing the heavily-swung, finger-snapping beat before a huge wave of muted bass storms its way into the track. A warped snippet of a classic hip-house vocal tops it off, completing a seriously hefty package.
Warehouse is another absolute beast, kicking off with the tension and anticipation that's more associated with breakdowns than functional intros for DJs. A squelchy, analog bassline fires in from nowhere, implanting a bold sense of funk on the proceedings, before delayed vocal cuts and sidechained atmospherics join in the party. An epic, dark breakdown reflects the track title, old skool snare rolls and Armand Van Helden siren FX upping the frenzied vibe before we hit hard into the drop.
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