We return, and to open year 2, we couldn’t have anyone better than the brilliant Jay Cee. DJ, producer, label boss and all round hard working lady. Already bossing it wherever she goes, and in whatever she does, we are blessed to have her on board this week.
Here are some words from this week’s selector:
“Raised on Jungle, House & Garage. I'm a lover of my town & it runs through my veins, I love the "London Sound" - which I am not sure if that is something I've made up in my head but it seems to be a dominant theme throughout my music collection. It's all about creating an eclectic, musical journey. Highly inspired by the 90's & the Underground scene. I enjoy controlling bodies on the dance floor”
Jay Cee is currently managing her own Label & spinning all over the UK.
Follow the journey - @iamjvycee // Label: @magnified
1) Telepopmusik - Breathe (Freddie Joachim Remix)
2) The Cinematic Orchestra - All Things To All Men ft Roots Manuva
3) Faithless – Addictive
4) Groove Armada - Little By Little
5) Amon Tobin - Easy Muffin
6) The Moontrane Conductors – The Empty Sea-
7) LTJ Bukem – Horizons
8) Little Dragon - Twice (Aaron Jerome Remix)
9) Bonobo – Emkay
10) Kick Bong - Something Better (Cydelix Remix)
11) Synkro – Recognition
12) CLOSE - cubizm
13) Levon Vincent - ???
14) Barefoot - Rising & Falling
15) Pepe Bradock - Deep Burnt
16) Roy Davis Jr Ft Peven Everett – Gabriel
Jay Cee has provided a track by track review of her selections:
1) Telepopmusik - Breathe (Freddie Joachim Remix) - Starting off this volume with a real chiller, Breathe has been one of my favourite French Electronic songs, massive fan of the French sound.
2) The Cinematic Orchestra - All Things To All Men ft Roots Manuva - Into this classic soundtrack that has been my all time pieces of music, first of all - The Cinematic Orchestra, full of amazing composers. To put the icing on the cake, a relentless, raw, lyricist like Roots Manuva. Perfect combination.
3) Faithless – Addictive - I stumbled across this one from another film Soundtrack - Maxi Jazz is without a doubt one of the most remembered producers surrounding the 90s dance culture. Seductive & transcending
4) Groove Armada - Little By Little - Need I say much about this little gem, Groove Armada still going strong today, still pounding dance floors - Richie Havens made this one an uplifting & soulful piece of music. Definitely one for the down tempo bag.
5) Amon Tobin - Easy Muffin - I’ve just got into Amon Tobin, immediately I was brought in by the Amen, the Jazz bites & the mysterious melodies, my sort of recipe for a good piece of music. Then I saw “Ninja Tune” & I just knew why I was sucked in, the ever impressing label - released in 1997, mind blowing track.
6) The Moontrane Conductors – The Empty Sea - I can’t remember how I came across this one but I couldn’t find it anywhere after I heard it. It came off some Buddha lounge compilation, which seems evidently fitting - perfect mediation music, sounds that paint pictures of sunsets.
7) LTJ Bukem – Horizons - Need I really say much, I could just get lost in a trance forever to the liquid sound. I always let music take me on a journey, but LTJ’s music takes me on something much more surpassing than just a journey & what a beautiful one at that. Fabric 46 is a perfect representation of the journeys the man conducts with his mixing, I found some classic gems on that album.
8) Little Dragon - Twice (Aaron Jerome Remix) - I have been a fan of Little Dragon for a good while now, I’m a little bit of a sucker for the 80’s inspired electronic type sound & they somehow perfectly balance the combinations of Dance & Downtempo so elegantly. Aaron Jerome has sprinkled some of that wonderful SBTRKT sound onto this chiller & turned it into a theatrical, much more orchestral piece. Yukimi Nagano has to be one of the most enchanting singers not just to listen to, but to watch.
9) Bonobo – Emkay - All I want to say is, go & see it Live. Dimensions 2013, Bonobo (Live), a 2000 year old Amphitheatre, some of the best vibes I’ve ever felt.. there were tears (of joy).
10) Kick Bong - Something Better (Cydelix Remix) - Psychedlic, instrumental, melodic, feeling free. Classic Kick Bong vibes all over this one, full of atmosphere with that capturing vocal “Yes, there is a world out there, and even if you decide you don't want to meet it, it's still going to hit you right in the face. Best you start thinking about the world right now, and what the world means to you. What does the world mean to you?”
11) Synkro – Recognition - I appreciate a lot of simple & soundscape type tracks, I’ve found those to be the most empowering. Before I saw the Official video, I had an idea to create something for it - cruising around London at night with some friends & my camera. I got a new tool that enabled me to create time-lapse videos, so we went around some destinations & tried it out for the first time. 2000 photos later, I got back & edited the video - it was a rainy night, the footage was monochrome & the video portrayed a journey (just like the music). Perfectly complimented I put them all together, my first ever time-lapse which you can view here - vimeo.com/58368836
12) CLOSE - cubizm - Will Saul really hits all the right spots, at all times. Rolling grooves, melodies & sexy baselines. Whether its CLOSE or Will Saul, Aus or Simple, he’s doing it. As for this particular track & “Getting Closer”, It’s a fantastic, intimate & down-tempo album that should be listened to (preferably in the bedroom), which I would love to see performed Live.
13) Levon Vincent - ??? - I came across Levon Vincent from listening to George Fitzgerald’s Boiler Room. I was instantly brought in by the low grooves, with a bass sound that takes you right away, reminds me again of Dimensions 2013. a pure solid production, nothing less from Levon.
14) Barefoot - Rising & Falling - I was sent the snippet of this from Tom aka Barefoot, after getting a release on the Med School Records compilation. Without being biased this was the only one that stood out for me, you know when you just love the song from hearing 2 bars of it, this one was just an absolute winner. I wasn’t just taken in by Rachel’s hypnotising vocals, but Barefoot’s immaculate production behind it, which fantastically compliments the whole dreaminess of everything.
15) Pepe Bradock - Deep Burnt - The first memory I have of this song was the ever so Soulful NTS boat party, Funkineven, Jay Daniel, Dark Sky & Shamos. I had never heard such a wonderful combination of Soul, Detroit, Funk & Jazz in a few hours - that went down ever so well with the sun setting over the Mediterranean Sea.
16) Roy Davis Jr Ft Peven Everett – Gabriel - A classic, audible depiction of the Garage Scene. Roy is a great friend of mine & after getting to know him I understood the song on a different, spiritual level. I can’t even speak on this one too much, it really does itself.