Sound Signature debut Jay Daniel

Preview the first release from the up-and-coming Detroit local on Theo Parrish’s label.

The release of Jay Daniel’s debut EP – entitled Scorpio Rising – will be the second time in two years that Theo Parrish has gifted a new producer the chance to release on his label after uncovering London-based producer Andrew Ashong. The Washington DC-born, Detroit-bred producer moved to the Motor City when he was two, honing his craft as a DJ since the age of 19 – with Boiler Room saying of his prowess behind the decks during last year’s Movement festival: “one of the most exciting new discoveries we made in Detroit. Jay Daniel is officially our new favourite DJ”.

Currently a resident at Fundamentals alongside Kyle Hall, Daniel evidently has electronic music in his blood, with his mother, Naomi Daniel, releasing two Carl Craig-produced EPs on Planet E sub-label I Ner Zon Sounds 20 years ago. Daniel joins the likes of Detroit luminaries Marcellus Pittman, Omar S and Specter to release on Sound Signature, and does so with an impressive four-track EP that combines rugged, dusty drum tracks with buzzing analogue static and signature Detroit melodies inspired by the likes of Delano Smith and the late Aaron Carl. Listen to clips of Jay Daniel’s debut Scorpio Rising below.