Justin Jay & Friends Release New Single, “Can’t Complain”

After announcing Fantastic Voyage (The Album!) with “Weatherman” last week, the Los Angeles-based DJ/producer, Justin Jay, releases another single, “Can’t Complain” featuring Josh Taylor & Benny Bridges, through his Justin Jay & Friends project via Black Butter Records. This is the third offering to come from the 23-year-old artist’s latest endeavor, and it features another refreshing dose of rock-infused house music to add to the growing collection of songs included on Fantastic Voyage (The Album!).

For “Can’t Complain,” Justin Jay & Friends maintain their groovy house style and catchy, vocal-led songwriting, while manifesting a warmer, California feel as a backdrop for a chunky bassline, Josh Taylor’s smooth vocals, and a lead guitar-heavy outro – all combining to form a feel-good jam that packs a punch.

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Falcons & Ekali – I Won’t Lie feat. Vanessa Elisha

Just when you thought today couldn’t get better Ekali and Falcons drop a new tune. They seamlessly blend their sounds to make for breathtaking experience. Purchase “I Won’t Lie” on iTunes, it’s going to be this year’s summer anthem. Enjoy!

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SunSquabi – After the Rain

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All Good Records continues to spread its brand of soul, funk and groovy Motown vibes with another week chalked full of surprises. SunSquabi leads the charge with ‘After The Rain’, released today as the band’s third single off their forthcoming ‘Odyssey’ EP. The three-piece outfit has experienced nothing short of a musical resurgence since debuting ‘SquabCat’, a fitting choice for past supporters and new listeners alike. SunSquabi followed up with the EP’s title track, which saw All Good Records’ head honcho GRiZ jamming along on the decidedly old-school throwback.

‘Odyssey’ is now available for pre-order via iTunes. Early birds have the chance to check out ‘Tequila Mockingbird’ featuring Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic ahead of its release. In an interview with Inquisitr, SunSquabi shed a bit of extra light on the previously teased collaboration.

Tequila Mockingbird” is the longest song on the album, so we really wanted to send it into space with a big solo in the middle. We’ve known Dom since our first show at Global Dance Red Rocks in 2011. We caught up at The Floozies show last year, it just worked out that we both had time and we had this song completely finished to work on together. He is a hell of a player and a master at telling a story with a solo.

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AYO ALEX – 24/7 feat. Max B

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G-House turned trap on AYO ALEX’S new drop. Putting a dark bass house instrumental behind vocal chops of incarcerated NYC rapper Max B is just about the trillest thing you could do, and I’m a huge fan. Out now through New York record label Uprise Music, pick up your copy of the urban anthem “24/7” via Beatport after streaming it below!

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Herbert – The Shakes (With You. Remix)

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With You. is a new group that will become a new destination for pure, on-point dance music. Their latest release is very minimalist remix of Herbert’s original, “The Shakes.” Obscure vocal samples are strung together with a deep bass and the perfect woodblock. Check it out!

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5 Tracks that Dominated Ultra Music Festival and Miami Music Week

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With Miami Music Week and Ultra Music Festival officially in the books, we’re looking back on the five days of madness that descended on South Beach for the weekend’s best tracks. Ultra, and Miami Music Week, often serves as a testing ground for new tracks for artists, as the week typically signals the end of a hibernation period to make new music as well as the start of a rigorous touring schedule that runs through the summer, and the festival is often a good indicator of the tracks that will come to dominate the festival circuit for the rest of the year.

This year, there was a lot to be excited about in Miami, including the return of Pendulum, as well as performances and showcases held by nearly every dance imprint and artist you can think of. Every artist brought their A game to South Beach last week, but a few artists were able to stand out from the rest, thanks to tracks that dominated UMF and Miami Music Week wherever we went.

5. DJ Snake – Propaganda

Each year, DJ Snake is typically good for at least one banger – and this is the one from him this year. “Propaganda” packs a serious punch from start to finish, making it the perfect festival weapon.

4. 4b & AAZAR – Pop That

4B and AAZAR’s “Pop That” already made the rounds towards the end of last year, but the catchy trap anthem has proven that it’s here to stay in 2016.

3. Hardwell & Yellow Claw – Get Down

One of the most unexpected collaborations that was premiered at Ultra this year was between Hardwell and Yellow Claw, who teamed up for “Get Down.” Surprisingly, the collaboration between the big room titan and trap mogul worked excellently, as they teamed up for a banger that decimated South Beach this year.

2. JAUZ x Eptic – Get Down

Perhaps no artist had a bigger year than JAUZ, who managed to champion the rise of the bass house sub-genre with tracks like “Feel the Volume.” “Get Down” is another signature JAUZ release with big energy and even better production.

1. HI-LO – Ooh La La

While Oliver Heldens did not have a set at UMF, he more than made up for it with the debut headlining performance of his bass-house alter ego, HI-LO. Heldens has been able to prove that he has the production chops to not only spearhead a genre, but produce another a different name and still deliver the same energy.

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Lenno – Good Thing

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If electro-disco vibes are usually down your ally, Lenno’s new EP will come as a pleasant surprise. Check out the full album. But my favorite off this EP is definitely “Good Thing.” You can stream that one here, but “Fever”, the collab with Bees Knees and the Good Thing edit are all wonderful.

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Justin Jay & Friends – Weatherman Ft. Josh Taylor

Los Angeles’s Justin Jay had a massive 2015, and as he coasts into 2016 he unleashes a new tune “Weatherman”. The simplistic combination of guitar, synths, and percussion make for a fantastic listen and is why he’s a house hold name.

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Fetty Wap – Trap Queen (Kasbo Remix)

Just when I thought the hype around Fetty Wap’s legendary song “Trap Queen” was fading, Kasbo brings it back in his signature fashion. Slightly more up-beat then his original creations, this track is perfect for the next party where you’re the music authority.

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Justin Jay Announces Fantastic Voyage (The Album!) & EP Series With A New Single, “Weatherman”

Los Angeles-based DJ/producer, Justin Jay, announces Fantastic Voyage (The Album!) and an EP series with the release of a new single, “Weatherman,” featuring Josh Taylor, Benny Bridges, and Henry Was, via Black Butter Records. Rather than following the classic album release format on one label, the 23-year-old will be releasing the project through a series of singles and EPs via different labels to reflect how distinctive the songs are from each other. The EPs will then come together in his debut album that represents exploration, stepping outside of his comfort zone, and trying new things, which a testament to his artistry.

Over the course of his career, Justin Jay has cemented his name through a steady stream of celebrated releases, and eclectic DJ sets and live performances. With a handful of singles and EPs last year, including his Mom, I Graduated! EP on dirtybird and his Momentum EP on Catz ‘N Dogz’ Pets Recordings, Justin Jay furthered his credibility, while also playing shows on his first world tour that took him everywhere from Asia, to Europe, and across North America. Following the tour, he continued to challenge himself as he announced his cross-genre Justin Jay & Friends project in December.

Justin Jay & Friends launched with “Karma” featuring Josh Taylor and Benny Bridges, and Justin officially marked the beginning of an exciting new chapter of his career, after months of teasing his fans with surprise performances at Coachella and abroad. Carrying their momentum into 2016, the collaborative group played a sold-out show at The Roxy in Los Angeles last month, as a part of Justin’s Fantastic Voyage Tour.

With “Weatherman,” Justin Jay and his Justin Jay & Friends project unveil their second collaborative release ever. The song begins with a combination of glimmering synth sounds, a gritty bassline, and Josh Taylor’s silky vocals, before evolving with Henry Was’ live drum-driven beat and Benny Bridges’ gliding guitar licks that guide the song to a rock-esque climax.

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