Jersey Club Torchbearer J Heat Shares Debut EP on Night Slugs

'Jersey Transit Systems' is out now and available to stream in full.

by Alexander Iadarola
Mar 29 2017, 8:03pm

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New York-born, Los Angeles-based producer DJ J Heat today shared Jersey Transit Systems, his debut EP for widely-admired UK imprint Night Slugs. The four-track record finds him exploring a mass transportation theme—track titles include "Boarding Station" and "Derailed Moments"—while using a relatively subdued yet fine-tuned Jersey club approach.

Where the Newark-rooted is most widely known as bombastic party music, each of the tracks here convey more introverted kind of melancholy, like that which might come about while lost in thought on the train. J Heat has regularly employed these kinds of moods before, especially on his two remixes of PAN-affiliated artist M.E.S.H., but here it's distilled into a concise sonic world across four tracks.

Jersey Transit Systems follows a series of bootleg packs he's given away in recent months called Supplements, and his mixtape for Jersey Club 101 last year.

If you want more from J Heat, he's also got an email list where he regularly gives out unreleased tracks, older tunes, and more.

The EP is out now and available for purchase.

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