For our latest release, we look to Copenhagen and up-and-coming Danish producer JayCeeL. Born Johnni Christensen, JayCeeL started seriously exploring house music production just a few years ago after time spent working on edits and experimenting with different production styles. His tracks were placed online and impressed those who heard, being quickly snatched up by the likes of Loving Records and Lantus Recordings for JayCeeL's previous EP releases.
Artefact has now stepped into the fray, giving JayCeeL his debut release for the label in the form of the Back To Disco EP. As the title implies, the EP shows JayCeeL's affinity for disco sounds as the tracks all display proper feel-good, late night party vibes. "Back To Disco" is a slinky mid-tempo disco groover, with snappy breaks, soaring strings, and overlaid vocal bits that welcome the summertime.
"What's It Gonna Be" is house music in a classic style, mixing a repeated male vocal motif over a driving bass line as lush pads and piano samples ride on top of rolling four-on-the-floor beats.
JayCeeL also provides "The Sea Of Time," a cut easily at home in deep house, disco, and soulful house circles. Gentle electric piano chords and emotive strings add melody over the handclap beats as a few choice soulful vocal bits lift the track to something truly special.
The EP also includes a couple of remix interpretations of "Back To Disco" by some of Artefact's in-house talent. Freaky Funk, a regular contributor to the Artefact catalog, tackles "Back To Disco" with an uplifting version that places the track squarely among prime time club fare. Next up is Macedonian producer Pavle Vasiljevic making his Artefact debut with his Go Deeper mix of "Back To Disco." Pavle's version features expressive keys and vocal hits over a punchy rhythm section, solidly building in just the right places.
These five cuts make up another fine set featuring promising artists that definitely shouldn't be ignored.
Jayceel - Back To Disco EP
1.Back To Disco
2.Back To Disco (Freaky Funk Freaked Remix)
3.Back To Disco (Pavle Vasiljevic Go Deeper Remix)
4.What's It Gonna Be
5.The Sea Of Time
cat no.: ARTE022
release date: 06.26.2012
style: indie dance/ nu disco/ deep house
extract of the overwhelming support that JayCeel's "Back To Disco" keeps receiving:
-Robert Owens (Compost / Worldwide Various): great groove
-Giom (Lost My Dog / Ornate / Kolour): Pavle mix for me. Will try it out
-Marques Wyatt (Vanguard / Deep L.A.): Tight!
-DJ Roog & Greg van Bueren (Hardsoul / R&G Electronics / Defected): big
-Jon Silva (Pesto Music / Plastic City / Conya): fantastic EP - support!
-Blacksoul (Blacksoul Music): amazing release!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Manuel Sahagun (Candy Music / Drop Music / Kolour): Disco disco good good
-Dino Moran (Milk & Sugar / Defected / Good Hope FM): Cool tune
-Onur Ozman (Alma Soul Music / Dutchie Music / Acryl Music / Onethirty Recordings): A nice musical piece. Not a contemporary interpretation of disco but i like it.
-DJ EMan (LIBERATE RECORDINGS/): will play....
-Bruce Tantum (Time Out NY / Resident Advisor / East Village Radio / Brooklyn Radio): Really loving all of these - and The Sea of Time is a total gem! Lovely work all around.
-DK Watts (Short Bus Kids) (Bounce House Recordings / Digitally Imported Radio (House Channel Programmer)): sweet release...diggin all the tracks.
-CJ Mackintosh (Various): Love The Sea Of Time :)
-Joey Silvero (Distant People) (Distant People Mix Show / Foliage / Seamless): yeah rocking sound, bounce the dancefloor ! like this one, sea of time is a smooth laid back groove
-Graeme Park (Graeme Park Radio Show): Lovely!
-Christos Kedras (Kapa Music / Beat Philosophy Radio Hour (syndicated)): Wow, this EP is powerful, feeling the original Back to Disco and also What's It Gonna Be. They will both get love from me. Thanks!
-Evan Landes (Groove Junkies) (MoreHouse Records): Interesting EP. Standouts for me are the PV Go Deeper Remix and Sea Of Time. Thanks.
-Al Bradley (3am Recordings/Paper Recordings/Bulletdodge Records): All three originals are outstanding here - real quality in the vibes & an 'authentic disco' feel, rather than the usual filtered/wah-wah guitar type disco fodder, which isn't really disco at all! "Back To Disco" is stunning, lilke it was found in a vault from Paradise Garage, wicked The remixes are cool too, Pavle doing the business with his deeper groove, but both are great. Top EP all round!
-Amir Groove (Monday Deep Session on Ibiza Sonica Radio (weekly) / DeepClass Records): really nice!!!! support
-Bruno Lepretre (Ibiza Global Radio): Nice productions from disco & house
-Nico De Ceglia (Radio 1 (promos for Pete Tong) / Various Clubs): Like both original and remixes
-Fabio Tosti (Ibiza Global Radio / SSRadio / Party Groove Radio): nice funky ep. support
-Mr. Jones (Disclosure Project) (The Disclosure Project / Proton Radio / Ibiza Sonica FM (monthly show) / Acryl / Plastic City etc..): still like back to disco original from when they sent me it previously. the sea of time is fairly good on this release too, thanks.
-DJ Linus (Exun Records / Pacha Munich / Loudeast): Great release
-John Mateo (Mateo & Matos / Pressure Radio): Yeah... liking this!!!
-Murray Richardson (Baker Street / Rebel Waltz): BACK TO THE DISCO original for me here
-Vincent Kwok (Eight-Fifteen / Transport Recordings): Funky stuff. The original mix is the one that hits the spot
-Benji Candelario (Transistori Music / Various): Funky Tune!
-Chris Udoh (Tigerhook / Various): Feeling This ep Big Time Thanks !!
-Nick Moss (Groove Assassin) (Pacha / Cielo / Defected): Back to Disco & Sea of Time are both really nice ! Supporting these !!
-Jamie Topham (CD Pool | JT Music Media Man | Summer Soulstice): Great EP! - 'Back To Disco' original is hot, but personally going for the more soulful 'Sea Of Time' and the contagious 'Whats It Gonna Be'...
-Claudio Di Leo (Housology Radio Show (weekly on Radio Crik Crok)): nice!
-Serkan Çanak (Mr. No Name) (Handmade Fusion + Freestyle Fusion radio shows - Dinamo.FM (2 weekly shows)): : ))
-Rudy Kizer (WRZX (X103) FM (Indianapolis) / Hit The Decks Radio Show): blazing hot! supporting immediately
-Dean Cherny (Marketing Melodies / KissFM): Nice pack.
-SimonG (Deep South Audio) (Volcano Radio / 0fm / Mu Bar): nice thanks
-Edground (Grooveland Music / 99 FM): Great EP. NIce tracks here... I´m feeling Disco track.
-Ray Colclough (Beat 102 103 FM / Street Beat Radio Show): nice release
-Felix JR (Ibiza Global Radio, GrooveBox Recordings): iNCREDIBLE ep
-Corin Arnold (ed2000) (Solar Lounge / Spindler+Klatt / BLN.FM / Dangerous Drums): cool trax in there, support ! tending towards the slower mellower tunes !
-Marq Walsh (QuestionmarQ) (Dance On Red weekly radio show - Red FM (Friday nights) / Vision Collective): great selection of tracks the ones that got me are favles remix of back to disco and soulful vibes off sea of time
-Leo Portela (PMB / Soulstar / Onethirty): Very nice laid back hypnotic disco!!
-Teddy S. (Soulful Pleasure Radio Show (syndicated) / DI.FM / Proton Radio / WTCHouse Radio): dont exactly love the remixes of back to disco but all three track are bad ass :)
-Grant Paterson (Edinburgh Evening News (reviewer)): REally diggin' all the disco... more, more, more...
-Nate Spross (Pressure Radio): solid !
-DJ Bonehead (Heads Up + Sundada radio shows on myhouseyourhouse.net): will definitely support the originals!
-DJ Dove (Jolly Roger - Sound of Pirates / Joyride): nice
-Ciappy DJ (Tony Records / Universe Media / Clubstar / Soulshine): Ooooh yes!....finally an great SupaFunk package release! I'll support the complete package....every mixes very well done! -c-
-DJ Pope (Poji Records / Handzon Radio / Motivation): funky ep
-Marcelo Medeiros (Discotheque Radio (director) / Discotheque Recordings): we're realy back to disco! awesome. supported by DiscothequeRadio.Com
-Norbert Borchers (House Sound Of Hamburg (syndicated radio show)): Sweet disco house vibes... yes, I love this shit!!!
-Karl Almaria (Bunchlox / ChicagoHouse.FM / myhouse-yourhouse.net): Diggin' Back To Disco and The Sea Of Time the most here...
-Gregor Zalokar (TrickyDisco! PiArt / Stop Magazine / Radio Salomon / Radio Antena): .
-Sven Jacobsen (ZYX Music / Nova Radio): Great work! The Sea Of Time is awesome
-Bart (Soulfulbros) (Soul District Radio Show - Syndicated 30+ Stations): very interesting EP...all the cutz have the vibes and the underground disco touch...
-Frisco Taibo (Hit Clubbin´Radio Show (syndicated 70+ stations)): excellent pack!!
-Craig Stewart (Universe Media & DCSTrax): Go Deeper jam is HOT! Craig Stewart DCSTrax/Universe Media
-Brewster Brigham (Kiss FM): solid fun ..! could be a classic loving the sea of time.... how can ya not love a clapping tune..!!
-Lee Jarvis (Do It Proper / MyCuppaT Blog / Various): Back To Disco is cool, will give it spin!
-Tommy Largo (Lost My Dog / Kolour / Guesthouse / Control): cool ep! will play
-Colin Sales (Pulse 98.4 FM Glasgow & worldwide / Stereo Sushi / Colours): Sea Of Time is good!
-Spiritual Blessings (Gotta Keep Faith Records / SSRadio / Motion FM): Extraordinaire EP! Best tracks are BACK TO DISCO and THE SEA OF TIME. Original mix choice for us. Will play it.
-Florent Mestre (DJ Floy) (Paradise Garage Radio Show (syndicated) / Cabana / Soulheat / Stalwart): Disco sounds!!that's good! Nice EP!
-Advokkat (Radio RDM / Radio RGB / Radio LFO): Nice EP - What s it gonna be is my fav. Thanks.
-DJ Harri (Sub Club): liking these
-Miguel Graça (Pronto Musique / Bombay): cool release
-Joan Ribas (Ibiza Soulstice Music/ Hotel Pacha / Cafe del Mar): good one;)
-Jim ‘Shaft’ Ryan (Miss Moneypennys / Miss Moneypennys weekly radio show (syndicated)): quality
-MIke Clark / Agent X (Beatdownsounds / Push FM): Sea of time has that low funky deep groove... nice!
-Marco Polo Cecere (Radio 105 / Tendenzia Radio Network): VERY NICE DISCO VIBE WILL BE PLAYED
-DJ Hal (EQ Magazine (Reviewer) / Stealth): solid grooves
-Russell Deeks (This Is Why We Dance Blog): Cool non-cheesy disco house vibes, will support
-Cherokee (Cherry Global Radio Show - KISS FM Australia, HKGFM.net, InSoulWeTrust.com): Love that Disco Sound! Will play for sure!