Jay Lotus – Thrust

JayLotus born Philippe Edison is an electronic artist from Houston, Texas. who initially started his musical journey as a saxophonist who later on picked up production as a side venture, influenced by the music of The Robert Glasper Experiment, J Dilla, AFTA-1, & Roy Hargrove.

“Futuristic Nostalgia is a way to describe this brand new offering from JayLotus as he crafts this 4-track “Thrust EP” with vocoder lyrical breaks reminiscent of early Herbie Hancock alongside inspiration from the recent works of Robert Glasper. Space-wave layers with a touch of 90′s inspired Jazz-Fusion, create a soundscape which is rich and warm yet intrinsically delicate with the workings of bang up to date technology.” (BEEZE REVIEWS BEATS)

“A four song EP full of hypnotic productions, it’s a sound that is soothing, relaxing, spacious and smooth, giving off a vibe that compliments the various pathways of life. The synth influence of the 70′s-90′s is a special feature of the album, raising nostalgia in all of the technical key lines that lace around the modern sense of rhythms and bass runs. With grids of melodic layering and drum work, the soul of the music extends with the phrasing on the key lines that are recorded in bigger chunks. Pitch bends that hit those really sweet spots reminiscent of the best fusion jazz in the 90′s, wavering oscillations controlled and recorded live and other minimal enhancements that really bring the music to life. Thrust has a very warm and welcoming sound for the world to absorb and has become a favorite beat record for late night writing sessions.” (Radio Daisie)