Dublin-born, LA-based DJ, producer, songwriter, and remix aficionado, Jay Pryor is back with a funky disco-house cut, “Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now”. The vibrant track, which is a groovy reimagining of McFadden & Whitehead’s 1979 hit, serves as an ode to Pryor’s late mother and her faithful trust in his artistic endeavors.
“It’s probably my favourite disco record of all time,” he remarked of the song, “I would always play it to pump me up. But when my mam passed away it was actually the last thing she said to me. I was explaining to her how well music was going and my plans for the future. When she heard me speak about my vision for the future she said ‘there’s no stopping you now’ which has rung through me since. I play it most mornings and it sets my intentions for what I want to make of myself and for her. The making of the edit is something my mam would laugh at. I actually made it when I got back from a date. I had been playing it before I left for the date to pump me up because I hadn’t been on a date in 3 years and I was shitting my kacks! The date went well and I was fairly hammered so when I got back I started blaring the tune in celebration and then sat down and made this exact edit. My mam would have been proud of me but also would have had a good laugh about the whole thing. This record is popularly recognised for its message of perseverance through adversity which is something that I resonate with in many ways, and I didn’t want to take much away from it, which is why I used a lot of the original instrumentation and of course the amazing vocal work.”