Jstar – Licensed Plates
Title: Licensed Plates
Cat.No: JS021LP / JS021CD
Formats: 2LP Vinyl, CD, Downloads
Release: Feb. 25th 2013
Celebrating 10 years of West London's Jstar Records 12 bass heavy Jstar remixes & versions come together in a compilation of blissful reggae bass lines, horns and echo: Jstar – Licensed Plates on limited vinyl, CD and as downloads.
Reggae re-workings of Madness, DJ Vadim and Austrian popsters Mr Dero & Farina Miss rub shoulders with chasms of psychedelic dub such as The Unlimiters’ Loophole and Resonators’ Sweet Love Affair (Inna Chicken Head Dub). New Zealand artists Dub Terminator and The Black Seeds get the signature Jstar treatment with deep melodic bass lines and spacious stellar sonics. Jstar’s version of The Empty Heads’ Ya Ya, Das Mic, a Jstar collaboration with Uwe Kaa and Jstar’s own brand new Fish Finger Tentacle Dub are all previously unreleased.
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Producer & DJ Jstar is best known for his infamous reggae/hip hop nuggets on limited 7” vinyl, as well as for his remixes of Madness, DJ Vadim, The Black Seeds, Ari Up, Mark Ronson, Dreadsquad and Tenor Fly amongst others. Over 60 productions that made it into record boxes of DJs worldwide such as Norman Jay, David Rodigan, Grandmaster Flash, John Peel, Benji B and Diplo and regularly reached the Top Ten on Juno and Beatport. An original Jstar album is under production for late 2013.
Jstar goes from strength to strength djing across the planet from Mexico to Manchester, Denmark to Delhi, Weimar to Wellington. 2013 will be no different, touring at festivals Northern Bass and Rhythm & Alps, New Zealand in December and January 2013, returning to Europe for the summer, then India.
Jstar – Licensed Plates JS021LP will be available as a limited 500 units pressing collectable double gatefold LP, lovingly mastered from tape for vinyl appreciators, with a hand designed collage cover by Jstar, guest star interior design by French artist/ pro snowboarder Hugo De Vismes, stickers and download codes for exclusive bonus tracks.
“Jstar is an original don. Early Dj that helped inspire the Major Lazer crew! Bad man!” Diplo
“12 smoky remixes from Dj/Remixer and all-round good egg, always good to have a J-Star moment … like it.” Daddy G (Massive Attack)
“A multitude of artists getting the Jstar touch works for me everytime!’ DJ Andy Smith
“J- hope I'm not to late! … been laid up with the flu bredrin'! No matter what the people say these tunes lead the way! “ Don Letts (DJ /BBC 6 Music)
“Jstar’s 7 inches are like a get-out-off-jail-free card.” DJ Kava
• Vinyl release as a strictly limited 500 unit pressing in double gatefold with stickers
• Free mp3 download coupons for exclusive bonus tracks included with 2 x 12”
• Selection of the Jstar’s 12 most favourite remixes out of more than 60 Jstar remixes
• Re-mastered from tape for vinyl lovers
• Cover artwork hand designed collage by Jstar
• Inside design collage by French artist/ pro snowboarder Hugo De Vismes
a1 DJ Vadim -Watch That Sound (Jstar Fat Drop Mix)
a2 Madness Forever Young (Late Nite Taxi Mix)
a3 Dub Terminator feat. Ras Stone Bad Mind (Jstar Remix)
b1 The Unlimiters – Loophole (Jstar Remix)
b2 The Empty Heads feat. MC Sirreal -Ya Ya (Jstar Remix)
b3 Jstar – Fish Finger Tentacle Dub
c1 Capitol 1212 feat. Tenor Fly – Don Man Sound (Jstar Remix)
c2 Ursula 1000 feat. Sista Widey – Step Back (Jstar Remix)
c3 Resonators – Sweet Love Affair (Inna Chicken Head Dub)
d1 Mr Dero & Jstar feat. Farina MissTen Feet Tall (Jstar Remix)
d2 The Black Seeds One Step at a Time (Jstar Remix)
d3 Uwe Kaa vs. Jstar – Das Mic (Frankminister Dub)
bonus digital track for vinyl buyers – Magic Fly – Play that funky music (on your Russian drum machine)