Like previous Idle Hands releases from I.A. Bericochea and Matt Karmil, Jay's Contrail / 117 is a classy minimal house 12" for the heads. Both tracks exhibit shuffling, expertly programmed drum patterns and chirpy synths. A lot of minimal can be passed off as being bland and soulless, but Jay has a way of injecting emotion into his grooves, in turn immersing the dancing into his colorful, groove-led world—these are tracks tailor-made for adventurous dancefloors.
Ahead of the release next month, you can stream a cut from the LP via the player below.