i’m just gonna put it out there…i do not like mustard on my beat. i have never gotten dj mustard’s appeal, no matter how hard i tried. i found myself in a pickle though…i liked a few of the songs that sat atop the beat. my fave was tinashe’s “2 on”. (ps – cop her album. it’s incredible) i scoured the innanet a few months ago for remixes on a different beat and thanks to my bae soundcloud, i discovered march’s ‘you oughta know’ artist, jaybeatz!
self-proclaimed (but i totally co-sign) mashup gawd, jaybeatz is a north carolina-based producer. remember the beyonce/d’angelo mashup “untitled rocket” that we all swooned over last year? welp, that was jaybeatz, so essentially you were a stan before you even knew it. some of my other faves include ciara/ghost town djs “body’s callin u” and rihanna/ginuwine “ride it“.
sure, there are a boatload producers that have been seamlessly stitching songs together, but jaybeatz makes the music feel brand new. it’s as if the original never existed. more than a few songs in my itunes library have drastically lost spins thanks to jay’s mixes.
whether he winds up dj’ing venues around the world or producing for major artists, jaybeatz is going to be huge. that being said, you miiiiiiiiiiiiight want to cop everything he’s made while he’s still handing out blessings for free!