It feels like yesterday when we first met Jay Jaramillo, a.k.a. ProJect Aspect and one of Colorado’s wunderkind bass producers. That fabled night was at a DJ battle at Cervantes’ Other Side, and among some pretty stiff competition fighting to be the most “live” DJ of the pack, JJ emerged the clear favorite with a next-level “Night By Night” remix and a Grinch-sized grin on his face.
So it’s no surprise he has played a huge role in the Colorado bass scene as a co-founder of the Mile High Sound Movement. His ear for big hype jams is rivaled only by his infectious kindness — and this isn’t just lip service here — anyone who knows Jay could tell you his warm personality is just as much a part of ProJect Aspect’s success as his ability to throw a raging dance party.
Introductions aside: ProJect Aspect now has a SECOND remix album available for free on Bandcamp. Among the old and new releases are some real hard-hitting tracks that take the originals (mostly very recognizable pop) and slam them through a subwoofer. “Space Jam,” “Pony” and “Forever” definitely raise the roof, and the Fugees’ “Ready Or Not” gets a seriously fitting dark-side boost. However, our pick from this collection is probably his Umphrey’s remix with fellow Coloradoan Papa Skunk, preserving the sexy-time vibes of “Booth Love” with a little bit of bass massage.
Want more? Check out ProJect Aspect’s first remix collection, a more rap-centric collection with very solid remixes of Aaliyah and Big L, to name a few. The aforementioned Chromeo remix is also on this one!
Still not satisfied??? Throw JJ a bone and cop his debut LP Put This World On Hold (iTunes), a great collection of original tracks that really showcases that Colorado melodic bass sound.