|The cd begins with inviting vocals and soothing strings, initiating a warm undulation of driving bass, which quickly sets the tone for the remainder of the album. Not allowing himself to be backed into a corner, Mr. Lee transition's flawlessly into an equally beautiful, breaks-influenced track maintaining all emotion he has created so far. Over the next 20 minutes Jason's track selection remains solid. Weaving and cutting he melds tracks as if they were one.
Spending a large majority in the beginning of his mix showcasing Breaks, Jason returns with driving 4/4 and uplifting vocals. His selection of vocal tracks are well chosen, straying away from the "cheesy" trance that is so prominent in todays. The vocal's are masculine, emotion driven and uplifting, leaving the listener looking for disc 02 to continue the journey. There are points in the mix where Jason's transitions are so, so driving, so consistent you feel the very darkness of space itself enveloping you in it's warm blanket. Track by track the mix builds, harmonics filling in where vocals left off, creating a hybrid of human interaction and computer driven music that you won't find just anywhere. Jason has done his homework and it shows.
Overall, Jason Lee's mixing and technique are solid. In the land of a 1,000 aspiring dj's, Jason stands alone with his ability to create a mix that never repeats, constantly builds and leaves you wondering where the next song comes in and the last one ends. Best experienced with quality headphones, Jason's CD is reminiscent of late night outdoor parties where the natural acoustics only add to the ambience, and if you close your eyes, you almost feel as if you are back there, in your own corner living for no one but yourself. Second Wind embodies a place where the shadow's of bodies dance on the walls of landscape and the coldness of the night never permeates the warm emotion that emanates from your soul.
DJ Jack Triumph
April 6th, 2004 - San Francisco