Australian born Jaytech flew in from Berlin fresh from the release of his “Multiverse” album and this week’s launch of the single of the same name. We gathered together some of your questions for Jaytech across our social media platforms and put him in the hot seat to quiz him on his history with the labels, his favourite pieces of studio kit and how he came to work with Dirty Vegas’ Steve Smith. Oh and in case you are wondering, he takes white with one sugar.
A journey through lush electronic grooves, sunny progressive vibes and classy peak-time anthems, Jaytech’s second album “Multiverse” is the sound of an artist broadening his scope and moving on to the mainstage. The follow-up to 2008’s progressive classic, and the first album to be released on Anjunadeep “Everything Is OK” (“a crossover gem ****” DJ Mag), “Multiverse” takes his sound into the main room; retaining all the melodic flair and refined production that his prolific career has been built on.
Both classy and club focused, “Multiverse” represented a natural juncture for Jaytech to elevate from Anjunadeep to the more main-room energies of Anjunabeats; a label responsible for hits like Above & Beyond’s “Sun & Moon”, Arty’s “Around The World” and Mat Zo’s “Bipolar”. Introducing tracks like the bleepy groove bomb “Epsilon” and the classy peak-time vocal anthem “Stranger” (featuring regular Dirty Vegas collaborator Steve Smith), “Multiverse” sees Jaytech explore with higher tempos than before; never losing the attention to detail and musicality he is loved for.
Moments like the sun-soaked opener “Everglade” and the dramatic, piano breakdown of the album’s title track “Multiverse” offer impeccable updates of Jaytech’s classic sound, while an updated rework of last year’s piano house anthem “New Vibe” brings a new groove to the tune. Rounding out the album are tracks like light-and-dark musical breakbeat growler “Blue Ocean” and Vitalic-esque “Diode” offering a journey into Jaytech’s own musical space.
Three years in the making, inspired by countless international adventures, Jaytech’s “Multiverse” is an expansion of musical horizons, and you’re invited to join him for the trip.
1. Everglade (feat. Serenade)
2. New Vibe (Album Version)
3. Rabbit Raiders
4. Labour Of Love (feat. Nathan Grainger)
6. Innovation (feat. Nathan Grainger)
7. Through The Maze (feat. Serenade)
9. Dr Device
10. Stranger (feat. Steve Smith)
12. Blue Ocean (feat. Melody Gough)