Jaap Ligthart – Paper Issue

Artist : Jaap Ligthart
Title : Paper Issue
Label : The Sessions Recordings
Cat No : 023
Date : 14/07/2014
Genre : Progressive
Review by Ian French

It is a pleasure to introduce fellow This Is Progressive man Jaap Ligthart. A man who is a rising star in the world of underground and very well produced progressive music and a man who’s releases have often featured in sets by the likes of Sasha, John Digwwed, Tiesto and Dave Seaman. With releases on labels such as Manual Music, 3rd Anvenue, Baroque and Recovery Tech you know that you are going to be greeted with quality.

First up with have Jaap’s original which is a track full of warmth and some very addictive cymbal rides. The track has warm pads throughout and a great rumbling baseline that would wake any dance floor into some grooves and shape throwing. A track that would suit any warm up to mid time set and one I seriously rate (and no I am not being biased). Great work Mr Ligthart

Next up we have the Sjoerd remix which does pick up the pace slightly from Jaap’s original. Very similar in many ways but just comes across as a little darker and moodier than the original and a lot more aggressive! The track has a very nice break that builds and continues to build throughout with some great atmospheric sounds. One track I can certainly hear Mr Digweed playing!

A great release on C-Jay’s label here and both tracks here that will cater for most of your needs in regards the dance floor and isn’t that why we all play tracks… To dance and be happy? If you like your EDM you need not listen to this, as you may be offended!


Ian French
About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.