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“Veteran DJ-producer Justin Strauss, one of New York’s defining DJs since his days at the Mudd Club more than three decades ago, has come through with another solid house tune, this time produced in conjunction with Teddy Stuart (the studio whiz better known as Eddie Mars) for Under the Shade. The London label has released music from the Heels of Love and Mark E, among others, and “A Brighter Light” nimbly splits the difference between the two, lacing the romanticism of the former over the relentlessly single-minded groove of the latter…”
“…As such, his recent Static EP is keenly on our radar, and “Waves” is today’s Track of the Day. The beginning eases in with a flighty and chill deep-house groove, and remains laidback throughout, subtly adding a funky, discreet vocal into the background. More the perfect Friday night lounge tune than dirtybird banger, but great whichever way you slice it.”
“For Dirtybird’s 91st release, the San Francisco label presents what just may be a breakthrough record for young Los Angeles-based producer Justin Jay. The 20 year old has appeared on the label three times before, including the most recent Dirtybird Players compilation, but nothing has left quite the same lasting impression as Static EP.”