Jay Fay | Wakarusa 2014

2014 Artist Lineup

Jay Fay

Jay Fay, the 19-year-old producer/DJ from St. Louis, has built a prodigious resume in his short music career. Since debuting in the spring of 2012, Jay Fay has performed his ruckus blend of Moombahton, Electro House, and Trap in more than 25 markets across the US and Canada. He’s already shared the stage with Drake, Rusko, Kill The Noise, and Steve Aoki – as well as touring with hip-hop sensation G-Eazy and performing at multiple Moombahton Massive events. His original tracks and remixes have become highly sought-after secret weapons for Diplo, Calvin Harris, Skream, Dillon Francis, Jack Beats, Nadastrom, and a host of other tastemakers across the globe. Fashion designer Alexander Wang even included Jay Fay’s debut single, “Bonkers”, in a runway show.

It all began just months earlier in February of 2012 when Jay Fay posted his first song to Soundcloud. Much to his surprise, the track went viral and was picked up by MTV Hive, Mad Decent, and a slew of interested record labels. Between February and May of 2012, Jay released his first official project: an ambitious trilogy of EPs titled “Bonkers”, “$$ OOPS $$”, and “Mashitup”. The EPs generated a loyal and growing internet following, including Dillon Francis, whom Jay credits for having raised his profile significantly.

The success of the EP kept Jay Fay busy during 2013, creating official remixes for Skream, Star Slinger, Craze, Buraka Som Sistema, Hood Internet, Bro Safari, and Felix Cartal. During the later half of the year, his original song “Dibby Dibby” began to catch fire across the internet, particularly among the UKs most progressive tastemakers.

“Dibby Dibby” was picked up by ultra-label Ministry of Sound, which led to a collaboration with DJ Fresh & Ms. Dynamite. The updated track, “Dibby Dibby Sound”, was premiered as “Hottest Track in the World” by Zane Lowe on his BBC Radio 1 show. Upon release in February of 2014, the single debuted at #3 on the UK Billboard Top Singles Chart as well as #3 on the iTunes Top 10. With the official music video skyrocketing past 4 million YouTube views overnight, the future looks incredibly bring for the young producer, who will make his festival debut this summer at Wakarusa’s famous “Sunrise Set”.

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