Jay Lumen had a busy 2012 — releasing about ten EPs on a range of labels from Drumcode, Tronic, and 100% Pure — under the techno and tech house umbrella. The Hungarian star is already at it again in 2013 with his latest EP Get Yaa! (a title we’re going to forgive), out earlier this week on Great Stuff Recordings. Get Yaa! is techno done right — equal parts swinging bass, vocal chops, and storming percussion. On this EP Lumen bears his pure techno chops, but also does not alienate the groove that only a funky house track can provide. “Warehouse” is especially pleasing; dropping in a bold bass line surprisingly early in the track and perfectly pairing snare rolls with other old school effects. Great Stuff graciously hosted the extent of the three-track EP below, and you can click past the break for a purchase link.
Swedish producer/DJ, Adam Beyer, the man behind the prestigious techno imprint Drumcode, rounds out the year with a final year-end mix. For the third year in a row, Beyer has compiled an assortment of the label’s biggest and best tracks, along with some new up-and-coming material to “spice things up a little bit.” The mix features works from established names like Alan Fitzpatrick and Gary Beck, and rising stars such as Manic Brothers and Jay Lumen. Jump past the break for full tracklist.
Jay Lumen has been on our radar since dropping his Teach Us EP, so we were thrilled to see him link up with techno-master Gary Beck for two new tracks. The collaborative effort between Lumen and Beck is an EP entitled Lotus, lead by dark and groovy tech-house crafted for the after hours. The title track, “Lotus,” builds on a chugging drumline and works into echoing chords for a contagious dance beat. The second track, “Strange Fruit,” is the lighter effort, featuring a summery tech-house bounce that gives the EP some relief. If you’re looking for a techno groove to spice things up, jump below the break and listen to Jay Lume and Gary Beck’s new EP.
We normally don’t feature too many tech-house productions at DA, but after the postive feedback from Chuckie’s 54 Minutes of Funk Vol. 3, we’ve taken our readers advice and kept an eye out and an ear open for Jay Lumen. Versatile club-rocker and master of techno, Lumen is releasing a three-track EP dubbed Teach Us. Guided by chugging bass and super-charged rhythms, all three tracks guarentee to cause mayhem on the dancefloor. The title track, “Teach Us,” and “That 60 Seconds” give listeners the darker tech-house vibe while “Hello May, Hello June” portrays summer inspired techno. The EP is a solid effort of funk and groove, so listen and hit the Beatport link below.