Remembering Jamie Roy: The Immutable Force Behind 'Organ Belta'

Sep 30, 2022

Austin Miller

2 min read

Last week, Scottish DJ and producer Jamie Roy passed away at 33. The sudden passing left a massive hole in the hearts of artists, fans, and the dance music community. One year ago this week, Roy released his breakout single, “Organ Belta,” on Patrick Topping’s label, Trick. The track was a force in the Beatport charts reaching number one in house. Even a full year after its initial release, it remained in the top 50 while continually seeing surges of improved position.

One year after its release and this tune is still an absolute roller. A turbocharged engine of percussive energy gives sturdy reinforcement to the attitude-filled bass line. The simple yet tasteful addition of that anchoring organ sample ensures that no one gets too lost in the sauce. Rapid fire synths at peak drop do their best to prove otherwise. This track is a can’t-miss addition to any DJ’s USB or enthusiast’s playlist.

In honor of Jamie’s passing, the Trick label is pushing fans to play and purchase “Organ Belta” in hopes of pushing the track back to Beatport #1. The label will also send all track sales proceeds to Roy’s family.

The young artist was truly just getting started. A regular in the eclectic Scottish scene, his reach had only recently extended to the house music Mecca that is Ibiza. 2019 marked his first residency on the White Isle at Nic Fanciulli’s Dance or Die parties at Ushuaïa. The next three years would see the up-an-coming Scott expanding his sound and brand across the globe. While we can only imagine what might have been possible for Jamie Roy, we know his relentless drive and immutable energy made an impact that will last a lifetime.

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