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C-Jay - Forever Now (Plusquam records)


Progressive / Tech-House
Lid sinds
9 november 2010
zoals sommigen van jullie misschien weten, komt mijn nieuwe cd binnenkort uit. ik zal vanaf nu zo af en toe wat 3 minuten samples online zetten op mijn site.. via soundcloud kan je direct luisteren.
benieuwd wat jullie ervan vinden.

op de HOME van mijn site staan al wat samples van het album. http://www.thesessions.nl/
of rechtstreeks op soundcloud:
http://soundcloud.com/c-jay/c-jay-comme ... bum-teaser

Hier alvast wat commentaren van artiesten uit mijn scene, en daaronder de eerste review.
In december krijg ik ook een review in de OOR, waar ik erg blij mee ben, en JFK magazine.
Benieuwd wat er allemaal nog meer gaat gebeuren.

Nice album with good variety in music.
My personal favourite is the track “Electric Cafe.”
Armin van Buuren

A very nice album.
Been playing some of the tracks with really good results all over the world.
Hernan Cattaneo

Waahoo LOVE it! This is what is dearly missing from the scene, a producer that writes music from his heart and not writing music to become a pop star.
Well done matey!
John “oo” Fleming

A highly accomplished and very playable album from a splendidly talented bloke. Definitely worth checking out.
Chris Cowie

Really cool album, full of quality and varied productions from rising Dutch Progressive House star C-Jay. Its only a matter of time before he pushes his way into the premier league.
Barry Gilbey – MARA

Great album once again, will definitely drop some of these in my sets!
Eelke Kleijn

Some cool tracks including some good downtempo bits.
Steve Parry

I’m very happy to be part of this album and i love the co-production i did with C-Jay: our track “Electric Cafe.” C-Jay is always doing his own sound and makes people happy. I think the album will gonna blow up all ears ! He will proof that we are here for real music. Thanks C-Jay!
Sezer Uysal

Review by Beats and Beyond (by Youri Jozee)

Dutch DJ/producer C-Jay recently released his new album Forever Now, the official follow-up to his highly anticipated 2008 album Magnanimity. Here’s the full rundown.

The 34-year old DJ/producer has established himself as one of the most versatile artists in the grey but adventurous area where progressive and psytrance meet. His 2004 debut release SwayWatch caught the attention of some of the biggest names in the genre, after which C-Jay went on to spread his tentacles across various facets of the game as a DJ, producer and label owner (of The Sessions Recordings). His previous album Magnanimity –a beautifully orchestrated release packed with both chilled out as energetic electronics confirmed- confirmed his skills, and now he presents its successor in the form of Forever Now.

Forever Now
Armin van Buuren, Hernan Cattaneo and Eelke Kleijn are just some of the names that have been playing cuts from this new album, and upon hitting play it immediately becomes noticeable as to why that is. The album as a whole can be defined as a sparkling yet powerful progressive house affair, although C-Jay’s love for the psychedelic side of progressive & trance is still in effect. Commencement part 2 opens the album with a slow-paced, highly emotive groove decorated with numerous layers of melodies. Very laidback and melodramatic, the tune forms a bittersweet introduction to the album. The second track Vienna (of which the EP version was released last September) paves the way for the uptempo part of the album. Playful synths stabs, fierce rhythms and –especially in its second part- mesmerizing synthesizers form a very convincing progressive tune.

Tracks such as Dog On The Floor, Solid2De (ft. Liftshift), and the hugely rocking Artificial Stimulance lean on a more “Israeli” psytrance-based vibe. Throbbing basslines, mean punching kicks and spacey melodics are what remark these tunes, and the result is no less than impressive. Another highlight? Yup. Closing track The Click finishes the album in a very techy way with rumbling rhythms and lowdown bass as its biggest attraction. Great job on the breakdowns and climaxes too.

As a whole, Forever Now has become a very atmospheric, no-nonsense album reflecting C-Jay’s skills and love for the music. All eight tunes are marked by an outstanding overall production, with each individual tune adding its own ingredient to the mix. Although firmly rooted in progressive and psytrance, the album has become a very diverse dish without losing focus of the balance. If you’re into leftfield progressive and psytrance, then this one is for you.

Rating: 8.3/10
Label: Plusquam Records
Release date: November 2010
Forever Now tracklist:
1. Commencement part 2
2. Vienna
3. Electric Cafe (ft. Sezer Uysal)
4. Dog On The Floor
5. Solid2De (ft. Liftshift)
6. Artificial Stimulance (ft. Shylock)
7. Stealth (ft. Barry Gilbey)
8. The Click

En alvast een stukje artwork van de hoes: