It’s been more than a minute since we last connected with Guy J. At the time the Lost & Found label head was thinking about his next artist album and was about to play a few dates in South America, where he enjoys rock-star status among a contingent of fanatical fans.
The Tel Aviv-based DJ/producer/label mogul heads to Miami this week to play the debut of Rapture Electronic Music Festival, a one-day 14-hour music festival launching on March 23.
While South Beach pool parties can be hit or miss for a variety of reasons (meatheads, I’m talking to YOU), REMF will offer a more sophisticated experience on a beach and protected environmental oasis in Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. The event boasts five sound stages powered by L-Acoustic Systems and private beach access.
In advance of Guy J touching down in Liberty City, we asked him about tracks he might drop at the festival. Read on to find out five fresh jams he’s loving right now.
Rapture Electronic Music Festival boasts an all-star lineup of world-class DJs including Carl Craig, Dave Seaman, Ellen Allien, M.A.N.D.Y., Fur Coat and Steve Lawler. More information here.
1. Khen – “Land of Goshen” (Patrice Bäumel Remix)
I love the original that Khen made that came out on his album last year on Lost & Found. The original is a beautiful track and Patrice turned it into an anthem with his version. So much energy into this track — I love it!
2. Marino Canal – “Setient”
Marino is becoming one of my favorite producers lately. His tracks always sound good, and they’re very original. This one is from his latest release on MOOD Records. It’s five minutes long and it manage to take you on a trip.
3. Point Blank – “Meng’s Theme” (Joris Voorn Remix)
A remix by Joris Voorn for a Secret Cinema track — you can’t go wrong with that. I love this one — it has good and positive energy in it.
4. Jonsson & Alter – “Brevet Hem” (Sebastian Mullaert Remix)
Another beautiful creation from Sebastian, every track from him is so rich and so original. This is something you can play in a club, listen at home and just dive into it.
5. Chaim – “Sun Tease”
Chaim makes another track with his signature sound of warmth and melody. I think it’s very sexy and a mysteryious track. I love how it evolves and changes modes as it develops.