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Jay Tripwire Gemini Soul

If you're a house fan, you're plenty familiar with Vancouverite Jay Tripwire already; over his decade-long career as a DJ and producer, he's landed on a number of high-profile comps. Nevertheless, this is his first album, a predictably house-y effort with strong jazz and psychedelic streaks. The disc sounds like the work of a mature producer who knows his game, and "Body to Body," which sets a confident tone as it comes early in the disc, is deep, groovy, and sexy. Likewise, "English Bay" includes Herbie Hancock-style keyboards, while "The Evil That Men Do" overlays spacey effects against a clicking, popping beat. A few tracks fall flat, like the smooth jazz-y "Sagittarius," but overall Gemini Soul is solid enough to make it worth the 10-year wait.

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