Formerly known under his Climbers moniker, Jay Blakk has re-risen into an inspiring deep house talent. He’s gone personal for his newest release, out on Music is 4 Lovers, tapping to past tragedies to create an emotive, yet subtle EP titled No Formula. “When I Think Of You” is a particular standout to us, and it is truly the epitome of its genre. A Paul McCartney sample and gently pulsating synths open the track on a nostalgic note, with Blakk slowly introducing percussive bits and high-pitched harmonies to create a loungey feel. The climax gathers all these elements together with an extra punch, making for an enduring piece that fits well in the after hours.
It’s not often one hears such undiluted, quality deep house in today’s age, and we’re pleased to hear new acts like Jay Blakk keeping the authenticity live. The EP is set for a November 23rd release; order a copy here.
– Christina Hernandez, Dancing Astronaut