It’s always reassuring to see an artist rise above an initial hit. For London’s Jax Jones, his Duke Dumont collaboration “I Got U” could have been a one-off strike, but the fresh faced talent has kept the fire burning with an intriguing run of original material and remixes. Following up his own take of Tove Lo’s “Talking Body,” his latest remix for UK darlings Years & Years hits a fine middle ground between the group’s universally cleansed dance etiquette and his own uplifting blend of melodic house music.
With a notably tropical twist providing a more obvious sign of the times, his cut of “Shine” fits the summer clubbing criteria perfectly. There’s a lot of “same-old” house artists emerging from the UK right now, but Jax Jones is leading his own charge on the sound and its commercial capacity here in 2015.
Release Date: July 24