Jay Shepheard began life working behind the scenes in the world of music, making a living from selling and PR'ing records, until in 2007 his first release on Compost propelled him front of stage. The Londoner who's released on the likes of Electric Minds, Glimpse, DIYnamic and Retrofit, recently guested on Resident Advisor's acclaimed podcast series and over the last five years has played to crowds across the world, including at this summer's Stop Making Sense festival as announced yesterday. This Saturday 10th March he headlines for Audio Doughnuts alongside MJ Cole and Loefah in his home city of London and we caught up with him to find out what's hot on his hard drive right now.
Geeeman - Bang't (Clone Jack For Daze)
Clone continues its great Jack For Daze series with this vintage tinged banger. Sub bass, organ groves and a repetitive vocal hook come together with retro hats and claps to great effect.
Och - Sofisticated animated (Autoreply)
Great new release from my buddy Och here on Autoreply. His recent "Whale Song" on Trelik hit the No.1 spot in the Groove mag chart a few months back and since then he's been on fire. Quality deep techno, the B side is great too.
The Mekanism - Can't Belive (Needwant)
Needwant has been coming out with some cool stuff lately, especially the epic Nicholas:Nu Groove release at the end of last year. This 'metro-area-esq' bassline track is right up my strasse.
Paralelle Dance Ensemble - Shopping Cart (Spectacle Spectacular remix) (Perm Vac)
This track is the A1 track from the very interesting the Possetions & Obbsesions EP that came in Jan and I've been loving since. There are also some great remixes from Maxmillion Dunbar and Mxxi Soundsystem on the record too.
Tevo Howard - The Wind of The World (Buzzin Fly)
Fresh stuff here from the Buzzin' Fly camp in a Tevo Howard shaped package. This one is the B2 from the 3 tracker and for me the best of the EP. Melodic, electronic and a little bit trancy, in a good way.
Jay Shepheard plays at Audio Doughnuts this Saturday, 10th March at Plan B, Brixton.
LOEFAH (Cross genre set)
JAY SHEPHEARD (LIVE)