dirtybird wunderkind Justin Jay recently finished college, and to celebrate, he’s released his Mom, I Graduated EP, which includes the funky and tribal-feeling tech house thumper Rain Dance. We’ve already heard EP track Hit It, which errs in the direction of being a more pounding groove with drums and dark, major key piano chords at the [...]
In celebratory post-grad fashion, USC student and dirtybird producer Justin Jay (pictured) shares details for his Mom, I Graduated EP and world tour, releasing the EP’s first number called Hit It. The tech-heavy A-side track follows a dense bassline that meanders through light percussion, vocoded vocal snippets, and a few powerful piano [...]
22-year-old, LA-based producer Justin Jay continues to deliver the goods in 2015, following up March’s stellar Momentum EP on Pets and April’s Mind Games with Storm, a soulful new production featuring Chris Lorenzo. JJ has recently been announced as a performer for Dirtybird Campout, TomorrowWorld, CRSSD, and Holy Ship 2016, and after [...]
Justin Jay feat. Chris Lorenzo - The Storm [Black Butter]
This week, BBC Radio 1 host Annie Mac’s Free Music Mondays series highlights Los Angeles-based and Dirtybird Records-affiliated producer Justin Jay and his new single, Mind Games. Justin Jay’s latest refreshes the early ’80s template for the jazzy, disco-inspired funk that dominated that era’s Top 40 soul music. A recorder-style synth [...]
Justin Jay - Mind Games (Original Mix) [Free Download]
Rising 21-year-old producer Justin Jay has made a name for himself thanks to a series of stellar releases on Claude VonStroke’s dirtybird label, and now he joins fellow dirtybirds Catz n Dogz on their Pets Recordings imprint for the Momentum EP. The EP, which was produced in Justin’s University of Southern California dorm room, is a [...]
Justin Jay - How I Knew (Original Mix) [Pets]
Kill Frenzy & Justin Jay - Momentum (Original Mix) [Pets]
LA’s Justin Jay joins fellow dirtybirds Catz n Dogz on their Pets Recordings imprint for the Momentum EP, sharing one of three new tracks, You Give Me Butterflies. Jay lightens things up considerably from his previous release, the dark and moody Disciples remix. Billboard caught up with the 21-year-old to talk inspiration. “As I’m [...]
Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show is famous for its world-class premieres, and the newest in a long line of successful singles is Justin Jay’s remix of Disciples’ They Don’t Know. 22-year-old Jay has fast become a go-to name in the underground house scene, and with cuts like this, it’s easy to see why. Entrancingly deep and menacingly raspy, [...]
Disciples - They Don't Know (Justin Jay Remix)
King dirtybird Claude VonStroke’s third artist album Urban Animal draws on a wide array of modern sounds and gritty sampling for that streetwise beast feel. CVS reached equally wide to enlist the help of 11 of today’s most forward-thinking producers to further diversify the creature in Urban Animal RMXS, out now on dirtybird. Solomun [...]
Claude VonStroke - Dood (Kill Frenzy Remix) [dirtybird]
Claude VonStroke feat. Barry Drift - Sugar & Cinnamon (Justin Jay Remix) [dirtybird]
Claude VonStroke feat. Fox & Py - Oakland Rope (Photek Remix) [dirtybird]
Grab your favourite sauces and seasonings, because dirtybird has just announced a brand-new, 11-track dirtybird BBQ compilation, set to be released on Feb. 25. The release is named after the infamous BBQs the crew used to host at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park a few years ago, before they were eventually shut down for simply getting [...]
Justin Martin - Buggin (Preview) [dirtybird]
Catz 'n Dogz - Drop It (Preview) [dirtybird]
VIEW PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT HERE. I’ve seen the UK Phenomenon that is Disclosure perform live at three festivals this year, and they’ve always impressed. However, I never saw them DJ until last Friday at Sound Nightclub. Although the duo had a few shows in SoCal recently, I knew I had to see them at Sound Nightclub’s Friday night [...]
Justin Jay - Static (Original Mix) [dirtybird]
T.Williams feat. Tendai - Think Of You (Original Mix) [PMR]
Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge - White Noise (Original Mix) [PMR]
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