Artist: Jay Shepheard
Title: Silvery EP
Cat No: GLK058
Date: 16th January 2016
It is always a great pleasure when one of Jay Shepheard’s releases arrives in your promo inbox. I remember my first encounter with Jay’s tracks back in 2008 with the incredibly catchy and dance floor friendly ‘Pipes and Speakers’ which still sounds as good today as it did a few years back. This release is like all of his releases and by that I mean intelligent, groove based and full of funk.
First up on the release is ‘Light of the Silvery Toaster’ which from the off is a track you know is going to make any dance floor pay attention. The track is filled with superb crisp percussion and has some absolutely devine high hats that have that almost live jazz sound about them. The bassline has a superb warbling sound to it that hits you where it hurts and above that is a sublime tweaking, glimmering acid sound that floats in and our throughout the track. I love how the acid line gets pitched up as it progresses and it just helps to lift everything very nicely! Simple but so effective. A beautifully tight and well constructed production from a master at work!
Next up we have ‘E To The Power’ which is a vocal sample lead track that uses the very worlds that are the title of the track throughout but it a very tasteful way. The track is rammed with funk that builds beautifully throughout. The keys that alter in key are to die for and would certainly get me throwing myself around any house instructed dance floor. A splendid groove and an incredible production!
The third and final track on this stunning EP is ‘K3’ which is a disco house driven track that has a superb low end that is filled with funk. I am sure I have heard this sample before but just cannot think where from but I absolutely love what Jay has put together here. I love the pitched down tone of the track and the ethereal, atmospheric sounds that wash in and out of the track. Some seriously clever production going on here and one I really enjoyed from start to finish.
Superb 3 track EP by Jay Sherpheard but I am only surprised by the fact I was thinking it was going to be anything other that impressive. Great work here and if you like your disco, funk and housey vibes you will definitely dig this!!!