Set to Release 'Don't Make Me Wait For You' June 17 on Crosstown Rebels
Just Be has recently emerged as the latest project for prolific producer Matthew B, also known as one half of Layo & Bushwacka! . Just Be has held many guises throughout the years, and this latest undertaking is the product of his evolution as an artist who consistently pushes the boundaries of house and techno.
His first release under this moniker, "Don't Make Me Wait For You" is set for release on June 17 on Damian Lazarus' Crosstown Rebels imprint. The massive track featuring Jesse Monroe is a wonky slice of pent up tension and swelling moods, reminiscent of proto garage house classics with a touch of modern slinkiness.
Just Be's sound has its foundation in the underground warehouse parties and illegal raves that inspired creative freedom and forward thinking production. He emerged from the melting pot of the UK music scene in the early 90s and was soon hosting up to four residencies in London every weekend. One of these was his 14-year residency at London's legendary club The End, which gave him a platform to launch himself into the international circuit.
Just Be has always been influenced by the legendary island of Ibiza, where he regularly plays at Cocoon, DC-10 and Space. He also maintains his London roots, and his Shake It! Parties, which he curates and promotes with Layo are some of the biggest in the UK. Additionally, his musical output over the years has been phenomenal. With six artist albums and a seventh due this year, he has produced over 120 remixes, and 160 tracks for labels such as XL Recordings, End Recordings and his own labels Olmeto, Plank and Oblong.
Just Be will be offering up multiple releases in the coming summer months, starting with "Don't Make We Wait For You." Just Be is also embarking on a string of dates in the US and Canada, stopping by major cities throughout June.