DJ, musician, producer, live act and collaborator – Russ Jay is a genuine musical polymath and as such, his studio productions and live DJ sets are imbued with a real sense of craftsmanship. It’s this single minded approach and meticulous attention to detail that marks him apart from his peers and shines through in everything he does.
His formative years were spent fledging his nascent musical talents in the creative nether world of London’s ever evolving dance music underground, a scene rich in dj and club culture innovation as well as history championed by his feted father, the illustrious Norman Jay MBE
Like his famous dad before him, he too started to ‘dig the crates’ as soon as he could walk and by the age of 12 had secured his first ever dj spot, debuting on West London’s cult pirate radio station, Marie FM playing and championing what was then considered the ‘new’ sound of young London, Jungle and Drum ‘n’ Bass. Yet it was his love of US hip -hop and Nu Jack Swing, music he prodigiously championed with crowd pleasing warm up sets on his father’s much vaunted Good Times Sound System in the mid 90s that truly set him apart from his contemporaries.
From the days of travelling to his fathers early parties to sneaking between clandestine recording studios for the then illegal pirate radio station, Kiss FM (co-founded by Norman Jay) and building his many music contacts at Polydor Records and Talking Loud’s studios, Russ Jay has lived and breathed music his entire life.
Working under the auspices of one of London’s finest producers & engineers, Paul Waller, both individually and alongside production partner Melvo Baptiste under the moniker LoudMinorityDJs, Russ is now setting a new standard, pushing a new sound that further demonstrates his versatility as an artist and refusal to be pigeon holed. With releases on electronica imprints Sleazy Deep, Killax and it_iz_recordings, 2014 see’s a further evolution for Russ as an artist as he continues to make waves right across the sonic spectrum.
“When words fail…Music speaks…”
Holla at your Boy.