Dirtybird’s young gun, Justin Jay, is moving up in the world as his debut Momentum EP on Catz ‘N Dogz’ trusted label, Pets Recordings, is finally out for all to enjoy. In the midst of his last semester at the University of Southern California, this gifted 21-year-old has been cranking out jam after jam in his bedroom, working alongside artists like Kill Frenzy. From deep, to tech, to carefree vibes, Justin’s 3-track Momentum EP shows how much he has matured over the last months, both personally and musically, and it’s excellent to see his musical sophistication shining through once again. Enjoy the EP below and pick it up on Beatport.
Get more insight into the EP from Justin Jay himself:
How I Knew – “I don’t have much to say about this one. I made it in my bedroom, and spent my fair share of late nights working on it pissing off my roommate who was trying to get rest for his midterms… (sorry Ulf!)”
Momentum – “Producing “Momentum” with Kill Frenzy was a really cool learning experience for me. The idea for the song came together while Seb and I were kicking it on my living room couch playing weird sounds off of our laptop speakers, just having fun. When we sat down to properly produce the track, I kept on trying to add unnecessary ideas and overcomplicate the track. Sebastien helped me realize how simple an 8 minute song can be without getting boring – it’s all in the details, although that’s easier said than done. Finding the subtle changes that actually work was a long trial-and-error experience for me, but it was insanely gratifying once everything fell into place.”
You Give Me Butterflies – “As I’m finishing up an incredible last year of college, and getting to do all of these amazing things in music, it’s felt natural making happy, lighthearted songs that really capture my mood these days. I’ve spent a large part of the last year exploring darker sounds and textures. I definitely want to continue experimenting in that direction, but I wouldn’t want to neglect my goofy, cheerful side either. “You Give Me Butterflies” is a carefree day at the beach, spent with your friends, acting like 8 year-olds.“