Justin Jay Previews Disc 2 of ‘5 Years of Fantastic Voyage’ via jayjaylee Collab, “Interesting Report”
For the last five years, Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage has fostered a platform where artistry can flourish, boundaries can be broken, and musical communities bridged. To celebrate, the imprint is rolling out ‘Fantastic Voyage: 5 Year Compilation’, an eclectic and diverse three disc, 100 track journey into sonics bound together by a yearning for creative freedom at all costs.
Disc 2 drops next Friday, and today FV is previewing it via the Justin Jay and jahjaylee collab, “Interesting Report.”
The forthcoming Disc 2 outlines the wide-reaching styles of house, UK garage and disco which stand as key pillars in the Fantastic Voyage universe. The disc offers a coming together of long-time label favorites and new-comers alike, a true representation of the anything goes nature through which Justin A&R’d the project. In fact, the release is dotted with feel-good success stories like a collaboration between Justin and his middle-school friend jahjahlee who had never produced music before the session. About half the disc is made up of Justin’s music production students, many of whom had never finished a song a year ago. The courses have become stuff of legend for rising producers, with Justin pouring his knowledge over three terms spanning from a free one-weekend free class over Thanksgiving weekend 2020 followed by 5 week and 6 month editions. Aimed to free young producers from the plights of being over critical of their work, the courses will continue in 2021 – watch this space.
Launching his music career from his freshman dorm room, the Los Angeles-based Producer/DJ, Justin Jay, has already seen success that extends well beyond his years. As one of the youngest early members of the Dirtybird family, Justin has seen support by the likes of Claude VonStroke, Jamie Jones, Disclosure, and George Fitzgerald, while also being recognized as a “Future Star” by trusted tastemakers such as Pete Tong. Evolving from the house world that helped kick start his career, Justin Jay has gone on to release with Patrick Topping’s Trick label and Nicole Moudaber’s techno-savvy Mood Records, while finding a place with more avant-garde purveyors of rave revival sonics like Shall Not Fade and Childsplay.
Fantastic Voyage’s 5 year anniversary has a simple mission – get out of the artists’ way and let them create what feels most authentic to them. The result is something that feels fun yet progressive, forward-thinking yet inclusive. It’s a something for everyone journey into the heart and mind of Justin and his constantly expanding and perpetually evolving platform for creative freedom. Come and get it.