Jess Jessica – “JUST”


“JUST” is a riveting electronica track out today from Jess Jessica, a DJ and producer based in Fort Collins, CO. Capturing the artist’s love for house, hyperpop, and PC Music, “JUST” enthralls with its shifting structure and tonal escalation.

A shifty bass envelopment permeates amidst sputtering synths and an ascending chiming, leading to a stutter-y house-friendly glow passing the one-minute mark. Thereafter, “JUST” assumes a dance-y effervescence; a vocal snippet emerges alongside the cascading dance-forward excitement. The release’s second half enjoyably maintains the glitzy synth adornments amidst the dark bass layering, ending with a fulfilling percussive snap.

“I produced ‘JUST’ in my basement studio in Fort Collins, CO,” Jess says. “I love hyperpop and PC Music, and house music, and I’ve been curious about how they could intersect for a while. This track is one such example. I love creating bubbly and zappy effects and textures that really tickle the ears and send shivers down spines.”

“In ‘JUST,’ they’re prominently featured, along with bright bells and textured synths. My goal was to incorporate the forward thinking sound design of PC Music into a more standard house music format/narrative. I hope listening is as much fun as making it was!”

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2022’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Electronica.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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