JAY FAY /// BONKERS EP /// OUT NOW ON YOUNG ROBOTS
Our Midwest bruddah, Jay Fay, has just given us all a nice Valentine's day gift with the release of his new EP titled, "Bonkers", which just came out today on Young Robots Records. This four track EP packs a serious Moombahton punch. BTW, I can't believe Beatport STILL doesn't have a Moombahton genre category on their website. Shame on them. This EP really showcases how Jay's sound has evolved in the past year. His first EP, "Sassofono," was a wonderfully rythmic and drum laden piece of work, but with "Bonkers," Jay has stuck a shot of adrenaline right to the heart of his tracks, à la Dillon Francis. The title track is a collaboration between Jay and his fellow STL homie and producer, Ra Cailum, who if you don't already know, then you need to. Classic Moombah drums with some wonderfully trippy builds and drops, and what I think is a tribal sounding chant of, "Pi Ka Chu," make this a fun track with serious dance floor potential. Jay, is that a Pikachu reference??? "Pop," is the EP's second track and it's one i've been lucky enough to have in my possession for quite some time before the release. It's a ridiculously good banger, and the type of track that has been gettin him so many nods from influential Moombahtoneros. I remember it was titled, "Chippy Demo Final 2," when he sent it to me. I can only imagine how cool it would be to get Chippy Nonstop on the lyrics. Make it happen y'all! "Get Dat," is the EP's next track and it might be the most unique piece among the rest. I feel as if it moves through a few different vibes as the song progresses. I especially love the chunky stuttering synth riffs that sound like they should come from an evil robot. The final track is titled, "Tropik," and for good reason. Melodic steel drum and sampled jungle sounds of birds and other creatures lulls you into a state of rhythmic bliss.....then comes the drop. WOW. Suddenly the entire jungle has turned against you and every creature is howling lazers at you....at least that's how I envision it. All in all this is a great product from Jay Fay, and it proves that he is showing no signs of slowing down. Grab the release from Beatport HERE.