Deep bass rumbles in the dirtybird jungle as Justin Jay swathes into the fray once again with yet another impeccable collection of tracks. From acid house foundations to the sonic semiotics of Detroit - his ability to fuse a timeless, full-bodied dancefloor blend is remarkable. The Instincts EP follows up a notable appearance on VonStrokes Urban Animal remix album and continues Justin's steady rise as he finishes his college degree while also interning at the dirtybird head office!
"Analysis Paralysis" is a hypnosis homage: percussive elements strip and tease amid the mix while a sharp, sinewy synth line twists and turns itself inside out. All the while a deep, almost dub-level bassline bubbles and bobs over the concrete kicks. "Denial," done in tandem with PILO, is a sludgier, loopy beast that struts with a bi-polar moodiness. Both reflective and growling the fine balance is kept in check between the purring metallic SFX and human vocal touches. "Instincts" closes the show with bleepy gusto. Instantly infectious thanks to its sturdy rhythmic clap, were soon dropped into a bold, bulbous bass riff that smoulders and shimmers with 808 finesse.
Timeless, full-bodied and unarguably funky: Justin Jay just keeps on delivering. Press play and get busy.