When you’re looking for quality progressive house, look no further than Guy J, the Israeli producer that’s been kicking ass, taking names (in the prog scene) and starting labels. The Demitri Martin lookalike has already had releases on esteemed labels such as John Digweed’s Bedrock Records, Hernán Cattáneo’s Sudbeat and the ever growing Proton Music label. This wasn’t enough however, as Guy has recently founded his own label entitled Lost & Found.
The first release on Lost & Found shares the same name as the label, with a summery sounding, guitar infused original mix from Guy himself, and a more groovy remix from Guy Mantzur & Sahar Z on the b-side.
The track that sealed in my love of Guy’s music, however, was his remix of Infusion – Love & Imitation which was featured on the 100th release from Vapour Recordings. It encompasses the kind of prog house that I like most, the drawn out, atmospheric and overwhelming pads that continuously gain momentum before finally erupting during the climax. The track is long, around 10 minutes long in fact, which is something you don’t often see these days. But that is the beauty of progressive house, the audience is usually a little more matured, and can more thoroughly appreciate the subtle changes and the intricacies that go into crafting a track like this.
Guy J toured down here in Australia recently, unfortunately I was too hungover to go and see him, but from all accounts it was quite the journey, with many of the regular chin-strokers of inthemix’s progressive forum claiming that with Guy’s DJing prowess, he has the potential to join the ranks of the titans of prog, John Digweed and the recently retired Danny Tenaglia.
In any case, here’s the mix that Guy J provided while he was touring down here in our golden brown land.
2. Shonky – Le Velour (Mr. Fingers Mix)
3. Sascha Barth – Daughter & Son
4. Stefan Obermaier – Traveler
5. Doomwork – Independence
6. Let The Music Play featuring UTRB – Don’t Weigh Me Down (Guy J Mix)
8. Guy j – Genesis
9. Guy J – Rose
10. Circulation – Turquoise (Guy j Mix)
11. J.D.N.M.G.J – Trezzz (Dub)
12. Daniel Stefanik – Everything Goes Green