AFTER THE STORM
Judy Jay makes her debut album titled After The Storm. The rising DJ has been showcasing her deep, hypnotic, and enchanting sounds around the globe, and we should acknowledge it was about time we received the anticipated project.
Hailing from Tjetane, a small village in Sekhukhune, Limpopo, Judy Jay (Judy Mahlatji) is a DJ catching the attention of many in South Africa’s House music community. Her sets mystically impact listeners from the very first track. Judy Jay possesses a groomed sound that only few can boast of being able to do! Her colossal love for Deep House can be felt in the music she delivers throughout her DJ sets. Judy Jay’s DJing career kickstarted in 2017 and by the unmissable sound of her progression, we are in for quite an influential sonic journey from this young woman owning her space!
Judy expresses her inner world through music, “we know that music conveys and responds to what is deep inside the human soul, it helps me reconnect to my essence”, she says. For those with their ears and mind to South African deepness, listening to Judy Jay’s set sprinkles aural moments of the Deep House giant, Kat La Kat. Speaking of the musical genius, she says, “Kat La Kat is the greatest artist that inspires me. He’s one of the best artists that I look up to. He is a force!” At such a young age, Judy Jay serves to show the House community that we really should be doing more to create platforms for young emerging talent to find their feet and gain confidence in their craft. Judy says, “there should be a concept or a huge event where they only feature young DJs like myself. Because, honestly, it’s not easy to get bookings or invited to a certain radio station or TV show to showcase your talent.” In this social media age, marketing yourself is vital and Judy Jay is pushing to get her sound heard. “In terms of marketing and branding myself, I push to record mixtapes (radio mixtapes and live interviews) because, I know for a fact that radio stations have (many) listeners, that way people get to know that there is Judy Jay.” So many young girls are gaining the necessary confidence to pursue a career in electronic music. It truly is a refreshing scene to see girls behind the decks at any event. Sharing music is a liberating feeling that everyone should feel free to do!
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