Jay Haze’s upcoming album Love & Beyond is set to win over new fans, confuse longtime followers, and piss off the haters as Jay takes things to the next level. Available on 2xCD (digital soul and instrumental beatscapes) and 2xLP (entirely different tracks of dance material), the album is a noticeable departure from his back catalog (which nears 100 releases if you include his numerous aliases and side projects). “Ass to Mouth” is the first single, driven by layers of Jay’s own voice – breathing, cooing, and clicking – combined with ominous synth lines, resulting in a bouncy, sweaty workout track. “Ass to Mouth” is inspired by classic Chicago house, yet wouldn’t sound out of place on Missy Elliott’s So Addictive or Björk’s Medúlla. In addition to a stripped-down a cappella version, this single includes the non-album B-side “Free Ride,” a 10-minute spacious groove co-produced with his buddy Ricardo Villalobos, showcasing the synergy between two of the most forward-thinking producers in the global techno/house community.
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