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Playlist: Jay Sound selects his top influences

Updated: Jan 4

Today Halcyon virtually travel to the Motor City to hear from one of our current favourite producers Jay Sound and find out where he pulls his inspirations from. His music is truly special and epitomises what house music is all about, it's spiritual, it gives you goosebumps and it sure as hell is deep.

Taking a slightly different take on the deep groovy Detroit sound, Motown's own Jay Sound is no stranger to the groove as he pulls inspiration from his strong background in street dance, when it comes to anything on the side of house, electronica & funk. Since 2015 he has been known for his lower BPM deep groove house cuts and atmospheric boogie & modern funk creations.


Ahead of his 'Playlist to Paradise' album which drops next month he's selected some of the tracks that have influenced him over the years for us at Halcyon Wax, including both classics and hidden gems and spanning from jazz to house, pop, funk and more:


'This playlist is special to me because it’s some of the key songs/tracks that heavily influenced me from childhood to young adult within dance & music. Of course there are many more songs and artist that greatly inspired/inspires my music however these are some key gems that truly forever left an ever lasting impact on my music and artistry and how i go about composing music. Enjoy'


Andreas Vollenweider - Steam Forest

Paul Hardcastle - Desire (Sax n Vocal Mix)

Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight

Tim Truman - Over the Line


Art of Noise - Love


Chaka Khan - Through the Fire

Yanni - Only A Memory

Sade - Keep Looking

Mr Fingers - Can You Feel It

Herbie Hancock - Cantaloupe Island

Kuniyuki Takashi Ft. Josee Hurlock - All These Things

Ron Trent - Love

Dam Funk - Flying V Ride

Theo Parrish - Galactic Ancestors

Big thanks to Jay Sound once again for selecting his inspirational tracks. For more from him check his SoundCloud & Bandcamp. You won't be disappointed.

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