Los Angeles-based producer Justin Jay just put out a free track courtesy of Black Butter Records. “Storm” (featuring Chris Lorenzo) instantly struck my attention with its highly prominent use of the amen break at 125 bpm, something rarely attempted in house music nowadays. With some diligent EQ work, Jay manages to keep the classic break tamed in the background, leaving plenty of breathing room for some vocals and a reece bassline. As the harmonics of the reece really start to open up midway through, you almost have to wonder what Storm would sound like pitched up a bit to a breakbeat speed! Thunder claps in the breakdown play on the track’s obvious theme, and help tie the piece together. Nice work here.