After an influx of top Romanian producers over the last years, including A:rpia:r, the trend continues with Jay Bliss and his Hermanndstadt Collective, 2020Vision’s first ever Romanian signing. Developing a style sitting somewhere between house and techno, with strong Detroit roots he has previously released for the likes of Immigrant, Hudd Trax and Diynamic.
Jay’s track, ‘Pluto’, has been a staple of Ralph Lawson's sets for a while now, it's a smooth and crisp tech house roller that recalls classic 2020 releases gone by, especially those of Carl Finlow's. On the flip, Skudge give their own take on 'Pluto'. Their version of ‘Pluto’ is a different beast to the original, all stuttering percussion and menacing strings, a counterbalance to the original version. Bonus digital track ‘Time Travelling’ sees Jay Bliss continue with his deep hypnotic house theme to great effect. It’s out on vinyl on 30th July, with a full digital release on 13th August. Check it out below.