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Jay Shepheard
High Way
Pets Recordings

Maxi Single & EP
PETS037
Out: 18-11-2013
 
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Having secured a position in the Pets premier league with his brutal-but-beautiful ‘Right Reason’ on the label’s ‘Friends Will Carry You Home’ compendium earlier this year, Catz 'N Dogz are
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Having secured a position in the Pets premier league with his brutal-but-beautiful ‘Right Reason’ on the label’s ‘Friends Will Carry You Home’ compendium earlier this year, Catz 'N Dogz are proud to present Jay Shepheard’s first full single release on their label. And what a release it is… Two smouldering slabs of unyielding house music that shimmy and shake with muscular musicality, there’s universal appeal as the Retrofit label boss references the rich heritage of Detroit, Berlin and New York with consummate ease. ‘High Way’ takes the lead: A linear synth riff morphs back and forth with a techno-like insistency while a tightly clipped vocal sample creates the perfect balance with euphoric soul. These seemingly contrasting elements are tied together by a thick, sweet syrup like bassline underbelly. The end result? A bulbous late night strut-out that defies any formal categorisations. ‘Won Ton Crystal’ continues this rich vein of form as rigidly edited vocals and sinewy synth shots bounce off each other with stripped back serendipity. For added melodic firepower pay close attention to the buoyant bassline. Refusing to sit still, it adds an insatiable sense of latent, knowing funk. Two exemplary examples of pure house music from one of the scene’s most distinctive, respected producers. These have been a long time coming; Jay’s studio is right next door to Catz 'N Dogz laboratory! Let’s hope they don’t leave it so long for the follow up release.
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DJ Comments (21)

SHOW-B

Liking the groove of Won Ton Crystal… A LOT!!

Nick Monaco

Won Ton Crystal is a juicy mother-shut-your-mouth! Can’t wait to play tonight!

Andy George

Been looking forward to an EP from this dude for quite some time, really into these.

Lee Burridge

Sweet goodness in a track… Liking High Way very much! Playing!

Uner

Lovely mood!! Will be playing High Way in my gigs for sure!

jozif

Won Ton Crystal is absolute perfection… 5/5! ☺

Waifs & Strays

Won Ton Crystal is a really cool track, love the groove on it.

Round Table Knights

Pets are on FIRE!! I can’t wait to play these, especially Won Ton Crystal.

Nicholas

I love these!! Won Ton Crystal will certainly get played in my sets. ☺

MANIK

Really solid vibes here on this release. Gonna give both of them a try tonight at Fabric.

KRL

High Way is BOOOOOOOOM!!! Nice release John!! Support from me.

Satoshi Tomiie

Great housey grooves as I expected from Mr Shepheard. Will definitely be trying these out.

Skream

Won Ton Crystal is a big one. Will definitely be playing this. Love it!

Coyu

The loopy melody of High Way is super nice!! Support from me on that one!

Sinden

I like them both but especially Won Ton Crystal… Will be supporting!

Maxxi Soundsystem

Really like both sides of this. Such a great EP. Is it OK to say SOLID? I mean I can imagine dropping both of these… Won Ton Crystal for sure! x.

ZDS

I’m a big fan of both Jay and Pets so this is great for me!! Especially into Won Ton Crystal.

Ryan Crosson

Now this is a nice one Jay!! I’ll be on both of these cuts!! ☺ Supporting!

Huxley

Won Ton Crystal is a wicked track! Very club friendly. Thanks a lot for this guys!

Groove Armada

This is brilliant! Love it, both KILLER tracks for me. Playing!

Michel de hey

Smoother than a smoothie!! High Way is definitely my way ☺ Good release!
 
 
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