Jay Lumen – Stratosphere (Original Mix)
Jay Lumen comes with two very distinct settings: finely tuned tech house and thunderous techno digressions. His latest for Octopus Recordings honors the latter of these sides to the Hungarian heavyweight, adding to a who’s who of label duties with an essential two-sided shift towards deeper and darker musical terrain. For all its pounding kicks and murky moments, “Stratosphere” balances blissful melodic composure with a welcomingly heavy-footed take on the peak time techno sound. There’s nothing amateur about the underground when Jay Lumen strikes up a beat, with his latest offering an undiluted insight into the genre’s musical unprecedented health here in 2015.