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REVIEW: Justin Jay - Fantastic Voyage EP out on Black Butter records

It was late last year when Justin Jay debuted his rock-infused feel-good side project Justin Jay & Friends which he has continued to showcase with his Fantastic Voyage EP.

Coalescing Justin Jay’s vast knowledge of house music’s intricacies with Josh Taylor’s pacific vocals and Benny Bridges’ slick guitar licks, the crew find the sweet spot in creating an oceanside atmosphere that fans of both indie rock and the more delicate genres of house can get on board with. 

Justin says:


A year & 3 months ago, I started my last semester of college. I realized there were so many things that I wanted to do that I knew nothing about. But instead of grinding thru text books n making study guides, I turned to my homies.
Many of my closest friends in college were obsessed with other kinds of music besides house and techno. When you're a sensitive music kid in a fratty party school, you can appreciate people who deeply care about any type of music. It just took me a while to realize we could jam together too.

FANTASTIC VOYAGE (THE ALBUM!) is about exploration: stepping outside of your comfort zone and trying new things.

Unlike a normal album that comes out all at once on one label, this project is broken up across a few EPs on a bunch of labels that reflect how different these songs are from each other. But there's a strong underlying connection: they were all made by me and my friends and they all work in my sets in between the dirtybird bombs and techno jams that i play.

Tomorrow, the first song off the album comes out. Each week, I'll show ya a new song and tell some of the silly stories behind it. Definitely feeling a bit vulnerable with all this new stuff, so if you support my music whether it's by sharing, buying or just listening to the songs, let me know and I'll send you some bonus goodies at the end of it all.


EP Soundcloud - http://bit.ly/1NqkrCq 

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Guitar Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Radio Friendly[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Justin Jay - Fantastic Voyage EP[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]The quality record label Black Butter records presents the exceptional Fantastic Voyage EP by Justin jay. If you search for modern electronic deep house tracks with strong rock elements then this great EP has it all and even more. Fantastic vocals and meaninful lyrics combined in beautiful relaxing smooth tracks perfect to relax before or after clubbing to inspire you to find alternative ways of life and most important to explore different views even in your own life. Strong percussions, emotional strings and brilliant melodies merged perfectly to create the sonic soundscapes that will entertain you whenever and wherever you enjoy them preferably Sunday afternoon in your balcony with nice win too. Highly recommended. Love it[/content]

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