time for a little neck bulging, slimy skin hip-slinking summer fun as a true craftsman steps from the studio shadows: jay shepheard, whos back with a track thats so infectious if you licked its back youd trip for weeks. prepare yourselves for bullfrogging: wry funk, warmth and humanised technoid soul. taking a vocal texture then processing, harmonising and splicing the spawn out of it, jays precision balance of electronic hustle and anthromorphised action has all the hallmarks for a summer anthem. early doors follows suit and theres a massive clue in the title soft-focused, warm, rolling and laced with textured chimes, its definitely tailored for those key transitions between warm-up and second gear. deep, trippy but coded with a hookiness that grabs rather than soothes, once again its classic shepheard but with a revitalised 2017 twist. hey, he didnt lock himself away in the studio for twelve months for nothing, right? neither did jays long-time friend and neighbour mark henning, a man who hasnt taken on a remix since the early 2010s. his return to the remix game is as poignant and powerful as jays return to releases as he removes around 70 percent of the frog and maximises the bullishness of the elements, creating a relentless tribal slammer of a version that still retains the warmth and soul of jays original. two returns to action, three killer tracks, one label you can always count on as your friend and no frogs harmed during the whole process. were pulling out some serious stops here.
the reality is a relative concept, and our life is made up of fantasy and illusion. our music is the key of our thoughts, and our sound can help us to discover it. nothing is real express our vision in a period where information is false and manipulated most of the time alberto iovine and alessandro fumagalli aka modular project announce the launch of their new label, in partnership with rebirth records.
loose fits has landed kicking off with this superb collaboration from jay shepheard, kito jempere and pete herbert. these three artists need no introduction and between them are releasing music on a diverse range of labels including lets play house, freerange, retrofit, dirt crew, running back, futureboogie, maxidiscs and many others.
here they drop 4 heavy dance floor cuts featuring a prefect blend of their trademark sounds, combining deep melodic themes with rugged percussion and bass, all mixed for great club effect. watch out for more from us soon!
HOME & GARDEN REMIXED (LOCKED GROOVE / JACQUES RENAULT REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK10.12.13
following the release of his debut album home & garden, jay shepheard returns to his own retrofit imprint to present the albums remix ep. label friends locked groove and jacques renault remix two much love and type one a respectively, while jay takes the reins himself to rework 48 stacey and orbis tertius.
hot on the heels of jay shepheards well received debut album home & garden, retrofit rolls on by welcoming a pair of duos to the label: the berlin/hamburg connection known as session victim, and a couple of hotly tipped london boys called casino times
following on from two of our most popular releases yet and having recently cemented their reputation on the scene with output on labels such as visionquest, matthew burton and kate rathod make their 3rd appearance on retrofit for our 10th release.
der engländer jay shepheard hat 2007 seine allerersten platten bei compost black label veröffentlicht. nun erscheint die bereits sechste ep, die er für das münchner label produziert hat. daneben hat er in den vergangenen jahre etliche tracks und remixe bei ausgewählten adressen wie buzzin fly, rebirth, freerange oder diynamic veröffentlicht und sein eigenes label retrofit gegründet. sein neuester 4-tracker punktet mit drei großartigen electro house-tracks.peak-time-drama mit einem verführerischen disco-touch.
after introducing iron curtis and catz n dogz to the label on the chart topping retrofit no. 8 ep we follow up with another new introduction, martin dawson in collaboration with label boss jay shepheard.here on the retrofit no.9 ep the pair deliver a quad pack of quality electronic music ranging from the peak-time dance floor killers kinds of people and cut a hole to the laid back mid tempo house of obey your aul (featured as the opening track on shepheards recent ra podcast) and the bouncing hip hop groove of megaface 3k.this is certainly one of the most diverse releases on the label to date and if early crowd reactions are anything to go by looks like it will be one of the most popular too!
jay shepheards retrofit imprint reaches its seventh release with this fine ep of old school sounds with an undeniably modern feel. >hefty done me right< begins proceedings with a house-disco hybrid sporting a particularly meaty analogue bassline, 80s electro vocal samples and shimmering pop synths, while >the electric model< marries a distinctly kraftwerk-esque motorik vibe with balearic disco sweeps and horns. on the flip, >one night in puzon< opens with a tense rising string line, broken with a crystalline piano mosaic and deep squelching bass. finally, tw closes proceedings with his own dub take on >hefty done me right<, amping up the electro feel of the original with an mpc cut-up style reworking filled with heavy vocal samples and rolling piano stabs, transplanting the original from its italian roots to 80s harlem.
starting in 2007 with a string of eps on munichs compost black label jay shepheard has gone on to release productions and remixes with a diverse range of influential labels including buzzin fly, rebirth, freerange, dirt crew and poker flat. alongside working with established labels jay also launched his own boutique label retrofit in february of 2010.since the launch retrofit has gone from strength to strength with reviews and features appearing on resident advisor,de:bug, juno plus, dj mag, pulse radio and dj history.
bermuda is a rare project from kimmo oksanen and roberto rodriguez. fusing synthed out deep house and disco vibes the talented pair have crafted a real blast from the past with the super cool retro styled ihasama. the release comes in three fantastic versions. firstly the thrilling nacho marco remix fuses 80s vibes with a modern approach as he twists the originals synths into an old school jacking house jam! the extended club music edit sees oksanen and rodriguez open up the energy levels with a more discofied, running mix. subtle key changes and some genius instrumentation really bring this mix to life, as its rousing synthlines do the business. finally up and coming uk producer jay shepheard reinterprets ihasama into a funky, light hearted jam thats perfect for the summer sun. soft strings rise and fall before a walking bassline brings it back it back home. more great work from this growing talent!
to celebrate the 100th single release and 15 successful years in the biz, sasses moodmusic brings you the first single from the forthcoming martin dawson album >sunday smoking<. having just started releasing under his own name in 2010, >sunday smoking< is the release that develops the growing relationship between martin and moodmusic.
just over a year after it launched, jay shepeards retrofit presents its fifth release, with the label boss teaming up once again with matthew burton for a quartet of classy deepness you would expect from the imprint.
retrofit reaches release no. 4 with a solo endeavour from boss jay shepheard that truly encapsulates the labels mantra of referencing vintage house, disco and techno but laying it in a sheen of contemporary sonic dynamism. this is more than evident on the expertly paced >all over my nord< which is driven by a richly elastic analogue bassline riding the slick syncopation. a surfeit of melodic stabs imbues the track with real energy whilst the gradual rise to dominance of a pad wash drenched in detroit atmospherics adds the requisite emotion! this is complemented by the much more immediate >string theory< which opens the b side with a master class in future retro jacking house business whilst >kuderskis groove< bridges the gap between filtered disco aesthetics and deep house bpms with nonchalant ease. prime dj business once again from the retrofit camp.
played by the revenge !!! after just 2 stellar releases retrofit is rapidly becoming one of the hottest new labels on the scene - releases one and two already charted and hammered by the cream of the crop inc sammy dee, cottam, mark henning, catz & dogz, seth troxler and a ton of others. now label head jay shepheard teams up with his pal tad wily (fresh from his debut alongside greg wilson and tensnake on smash hit music) for the 3rd installment. on this hotly tipped ep, already charted by the revenge on ra, the pair deliver four retrofit quality future disco tracks destined to be rocking the clubs in the coming months and beyond.
up next here at dirt crew recordings is one of our favourite producers and biggest talents in the house scene these days. jay shepheard gained much respect with his fantastic releases and remixes for compost, diynamic, buzzin fly and most recently on his own retrofit label that just saw its launch a few months ago and has been taking off since then. dry percussive house music with a cool disco feel to it and great 80s string hooks. nothing less is offered on this new ep for our label, 4 tracks that go down the same smooth path into house heaven your dancefloors will love it !
the motor, the city and soul do return to one of the longest running deephouse labels on the planet. with almost 40 releases and still kicking and keeping vinyl alive this release is no exception. matthias vogt & c-rock join forces again and the two present a heavy loaded package of deep house. with sascha dive and jay shepheard we got two men of the moment to remix -cipher- and all four mixes turned out to be just amazing. sascha dives remix is built on driving beats and develops big time floor potential. vogt re-arranged cipher into an epic musical master piece that incorporates his piano skills. stir15 label head c-rock strips the whole thing down to a deep and tripped out dub and jay shepheard follows his last releases and deivers a stellar deep tech-house groover. a box full of house in different blends. after satoshi tomiees -back to basics- this is another amazing release that already made big waves housefloors around
jay shepheard returns to his home label compost black label for another killer release, including remixes by jimpster, tj kong & nuno, motorcitysoul and roberto rodriguez. the jimpster remix is a dry bone punchy knorke knock on wood remix. motorcitysoul uploading their classic windy city-detroit-mainhattan house drive here
the runners are a new project by our man lukas who has been with dirt crew and players paradise from the beginning and his buddy kevin cook. both young and very talented producers who teamed up to drop some delicious deep house on the next dirt crew release. kevin just made the move to ibiza while bristol based lukas is very succesful in running his buoyancy parties over there. with >hot fun< and >woman pleaser< coming in two different deep mixes this ep is one for the house lovers, taking dirt crew more and more towards the soulfull and groovy path of the new house movement. to top things off we asked another rising star in the scene and one of our favourite producers at this moment jay shepheard (compost, diynamic, drumpoet community) who recently made the move from london to berlin. he delivers a great remix with a deep sub bass and a lush chord filled groove you will love it
supported by steve bug, milton jackson, agnes, king roc, motorcitysoul, luke solomon, ashley beedle!!!! doide is the brand new project of uk techno pioneer russ gabriel and barcelonas tony blunt. dope package with jay shepheard remix
3 different quality tracks by jay shepheard!! absolute voltage is a midtempo spaced oiut disco groover - international carpet goes the more techy edged way of house music and year to the day is deep grooving house bizz at its best!!
with frankly amazing singles on his own glimpse recordings and matt tolfreys leftroom earlier this year, 2007 is shaping up to be one hell of a year fro christopher spero aka house/techno prodigy glimpse. here, he delivers his debut for the uk-based bastion of quality that is four:twenty with a superb collaboration with critically acclaimed taka boom (sister of chaka khan) in the form of we existed. another great uk talent, tom demac is first to remix we existed and does so in fine style. its plain to see why so many labels of note are requesting releases from tom on first listen to his skilful, deep and dubby excursion into detroit inspired house. jay shepheard, not to be outdone, turns in two remixes for the package. his alternative remix is up first and is a driving affair with a percussive punch and nagging fm chords providing the perfect base for takas vocals and some well placed keys. the main rmx from compost man shepheard carries on the mantle of quality with a decidedly more electronic and epic feel: a shrinking violet this is not
DIRTY CACHE / ROMANCE GDANSK (COMPOST BLACK LABEL 28)
12" Vinyl D30.11.07
second release from uks jay shepheard. his first ep for compost black label is still going strong. the new 4 track ep ranges from jacking electro house over disco influences to detroit strings, from early 90s acid to balearic. another killer 12inch
jay moved through the ranks at juno and with 5 years record shop work experience under his belt jay now has a broad influence base for his current productions. these mainly focus on classic, itaol and nu disco, us, deep, and acid house right through vintage techno and the modern minimal sounds. his recent productions like this fine four track ep combine many of these influences but always lean toward the warm, retro, vintage electronic sounds that first time around he was too young to experience
home & garden is the debut album from the already established artist jay shepheard due for release in early 2013. shepheard has been releasing 12s and singles, and remixes steadily since 2007, blending disco and deep house seamlessly into his own unique sound.
composite records is back with the second ep by tiago fragateiro. the original is a deep, solid and floating song with warm keys and, of course, the lovely voice of tracey k. than you will find two killer dub remixes by alain ho and jay shepheard, first one, a deeper and sexy journey with a massive bassline and groovy synth! on the other hand, jays takes you straight to the point, into a hypnotic state of mind, again with a powerful bassline.
have fun with it and dont forget to handle them with care...
ORIGINAL DISCO MOTION RMXS / JAY SHEPARD, FAZE ACTION
12" Vinyl UK09.06.08
dj support from pete herbert, lsb, joel martin (quiet village), gerry rooney(black cock), jay shepheard, bill brewster, dave lee, idjut boys and many more. faze action unearth their first ever release original disco motion and offer it up for classic remix treatment courtesy of jay shepheard & themselves, jay has been causing a stir on the undeground house scene with his releases on compost black , here he turns the track into a classic deep house , peak time summer tune carefully marrying his deep tech ,minimal sounds with the rhodes parts of the original, on the dub mix he goes for a more stripped out version aimed squarely at the dancefloor. the faze action disco dub mix stays true to the original adding new bassline, drums ,moogs and analogue synths, to create a spacey disco track in keeping with their recent production sound
second round of our remix rampage ! this time with four tracks on the edgier side that will leave no dancefloor undisturbed, be it through percussive precision (jay shepheard), brute force (inigo vontier), acidic complexion (yuki tosaya) or some vocal batshit crazyness (mr ties). because rough is right!
australian newcomer jad & the ladyboy starts off proceedings for retrofit in 2014 along with the help of the talented singer stee downes (crosstown rebels, get physical). on - no turning back - instantly catchy vocals fit right in with the bright, sparkling melodies and an easy two-step groove...
after successfully releasing the debut of egyptian nipples (duo act formed by massimiliano pagliara and jules etienne) with the 5 track ep back but half apersonal music now reveals the remix pack for the mini album, commissioning 4 experienced producers seeking to maintain the high quality and old school vibe of the original tracks
jay shepheard liefert gleich zwei remixes des stueckes, eine etwas entsaettigte variante mit synthmotiv, die die gesangsharmonie einfach auf den kopf stellt und den falsett-anteil in den vordergrund schiebt und eine fassung, die zwischen floorgroove und melancholischem gitarrenseufzen die genaue mitte sucht. ein aehnlicher ansatz ist auch im death on the balcony edit zu beobachten, der die zarten arrangements des originals aufgreift und sich unter beihilfe eines treibenden bass-grooves etwas entschiedener in richtung floor ausrichtet.
after a successful launch with tracks from citizen and ejeca, loft records returns with its second single this march, entitled ghana by dorsia, and backed with reworks from hnny, jay shepheard and roberto rodriguez.
after becoming an iconic figure at electric minds club events in recent years heidelbergs move d is heading in the same direction release-wise as he gears up for his second consecutive release on the label arm of the club night. the ever-reliable bastion of disco-inspired house returns to the fold with a sumptuous slice of melancholic psychedlia in the shape of to the disco 77. bliss-inducing guitar strings meet ominous synth lines as the track organically ebbs and flows to a dramatic climax. a true master class in the art of delayed gratification. his previous hybrid minds ep for the label was his only release of 2012 and now has been reinterpreted by some of the electric minds extended family. retrofit head honcho jay shepheard opts for a classic piano-house led offering for his remix of got 2 b whilst former member of commix endian goes for a more refined approach for his version of the same track. join the dots founder duff disco takes the tempo down a notch with his groove-laden re-rub of useless to round off the diverse vinyl-only package.
pets recordings is pleased to present friends will carry you home too, the second installment of the celebrated compilation series compiled by label bosses catz n dogz. marking the third anniversary of the label, friends will carry you home too presents two cds loaded with brand new exclusives from the pets recordings established and up-and-coming family of artists.
galaktika records delivers its 40th release and what a treat it is. one of the main acts on the label and a true protagonist in the barcelona electronic scene, pablo bolivar is well known all over the world for his quality output for labels like desolat and avantroots.
next up on murmur sees the addition of a new artist onto our roster of talent. london based hamids debut features the vocal talents of valentina, her sultry vocals laid over an intoxicating deep house ride, perfect for those after hours vibes. up & coming talent jay shepheard provides the first remix. fresh from his latest excursion on this own retrofit label, jay firms up the beats & percussion, adding a catchy b line and twinkling synth work into proceeding. finally, inxec & andrei osyka up the stakes, taking the core elements of hamids original and taking them to new euphoric heights with an altogether more epic vibe.
after an outstanding first release apersonal music strikes again! portuguese duo cisco cisco makes their worldwide debut under the label with new singles >if you want me< and >giro disco< along a jay shepheard remix. using highly effective and addictive sampling techniques combined with their own groovy bass lines and melodies to produce these two great dance-floor-oriented nudisco tracks that will work perfect for those peaking club hours. remixing >if you want me< talented jay shepheard gives a whole new version of the track. old school techouse kicks and jays own low key melody plus the original sampled voices all together for this epic remix, feels like closing time...