London is the perfect place to pinpoint some underground house and EDM artists. Rising up through the EDM ranks is one funky self-sufficient artist by the name of Happy Cat Jay. Not only does Jay assume the role of sound engineer for his tracks, but this multi-instrumentalist pretty much composes the whole thing himself! From vocals to an array of musical instruments, Happy Cat Jay layers his talents in “Era Of A Niche Hero” — the debut single off his forthcoming 2020 EP.
Leading with “Era Of A Niche Hero”, Happy Cat Jay delivers an insatiable sneak peak ahead of his EP launch.
After teaming with Fat! Records, Jay is set to have his five-track Moods EP available to the public on February 21st, 2020… with many more structured releases with the music label to follow. This partnership is great, for Happy Cat Jay has blessed the public with a handful of singles in the past although sparse in nature. It’s a new dawn, a new day, for this aspiring one-man act!
Leading with “Era Of A Niche Hero”, Happy Cat Jay delivers an insatiable sneak peak ahead of his EP launch. Truly… you can’t sit still to this house beat. Incorporating elements of funk and psychedelia (especially in synth form), the track immediately transports you to a realm of fantasy with the deep, booming opening line of “I want you to know the power of the underground”. Underground… house music? Underground… art? Underground… culture? Yes, to all of the above. Happy Cat Jay balances soothing, melodic vocals with uptempo backbeats, instilling a sense of order in chaos. In this time of world crisis, only a niche hero can save us all. Echoes applied to Jay’s vocals resound in listeners’ ears, building the beat up throughout the track. Asking the question “who will save me” before cutting to silence creates tension, a longing for resolution: that small beat forces a moment of self-reflection, a difficult accomplishment in EDM, the epitome of escapism in music. To be honest, the distorted synths are so squishy, silly… a mushy trip similar to Infected Mushroom and the like. It’s hard not to get lost as you tune in and drop out.
In all, “Era Of A Niche Hero” pleases and teases simultaneously, leaving listeners longing for the full EP to drop. On that note, Happy Cat Jay parallels his EP release with his first live music performance in London at the end of February 2020. UK readers, get ready to rave it up! For more information about Happy Cat Jay, visit the links below and make sure to add the new single into your music mixes today.