Following his cavernously deep house release, ‘The Quiet Life EP’, Berlin-based Jay Shepheard detonates sonic booms in the form of his Secret Weapons playlist. The Waveform Transmitter’s Ste Knight presents you with ten of Jay’s certified depth charges.
Ten years has seen English-born, Berlin-based producer, Jay Shepheard deliver in terms of his productions. His productions have seen the light of day thanks to collaboration with respect house labels, such as Buzzin’ Fly, and (most regularly) with Compost Records. That is not to forget that Jay also releases via his own Retrofit brand.
‘The Quiet Life EP’ sees Shepheard returning with two brand new tracks, released via Chord Records; a young label based in Berlin, which has previously featured Matthew Burton‘s ‘Vielen Donk’ EP. Matthew also provides a remix on Jay‘s release.
The opening track is ‘The Quiet Life’ , which opens up with some crisp percussion and a sub bass of truly marianaic qualities. These rumble away in the background as the synths work their magic at the front of the mix. The track is given a fidget-led overhaul courtesy of Dudley Strangeways, who injects the track with microhouse’s minimal sensibilities, exposing the skeleton of the production.
‘The Dozers are Coming’ sees Shepheard‘s deft padwork coming to the fore, as percussion skitters backwards and forwards with the trilling of the synth that takes centre stage in the second half of the track. Matthew Burton‘s remix syncopates the percussion, giving the track an uneasy edge – ideal for a darker, post-dubstep influenced set.
The EP was released in January, so you can pick up a copy now. In the meantime, Mr Shepheard is here to press the big red button and fire ten of his most trusted Secret Weapons in your direction. Check them out, below.
EROS 003 – Track 4
Mark Henning – Stash House
Huge thanks to Jay Shepheard for sharing some of his sonic secrets with us. You can check out our other Secret Weapons playlists over here. Keep up with The Waveform Transmitter via our Facebook and Twitter profiles, for even more electronic goodness.