Internationally renowned DJ, producer and remixer Jstar – hailing from London – has recently put out his debut album Stand To Order, a set following the compilation Licensed Plates, released three years ago.
Jstar is probably best-known for bold mash-ups and remixes, including a reggae version of Blackstreet’s global smash hit No Diggity. He has also collaborated with the likes of DJ Vadim, Major Lazer and Dub Pistols and has nowadays turned more and more to self-productions.
He has always stayed true to the reggae roots, but has never been afraid of breaking borders and experimenting with other bass-boosted sounds and genres.
This new set features a wealth of both well-known and lesser-known talents, including Brother Culture, Ranking Joe, Kinck, Blackout JA and Soom T. And they tackle Jstar’s forward-thinking beats and riddims delivering strong melodies and catchy hooks, as showcased particularly well on the infectious and bubbling title track with Soom T on the microphone, the silky My Truth and Jackie Verson & Spikey T’s pulsating Moving On.
Stand To Order also offers a slice of Cantonese reggae. MouseFX’s Baby Ya Fing is definitely something special.
Jstar’s productions have been praised, played and supported by the likes of David Rodigan and Huw Stephens. And when listening to this captivating and fascinating album it’s easy to understand why. Also – don’t forget to check its dub counterpart Dub To Order.