This week I caught up with music producer Jay Vee. If you don’t recognise Jay by name, you’ll definitely be familiar with his work. He’s recently been working with the likes of nothing,nowhere. , Shinigami, and Shy. Interested in finding out a little bit more about his guilty pleasures, what setup he’s currently running, and his favourite musical project he’s worked on? Then read on…
1. Any hobbies?
I really just like to skate, watch anime, hang out with my friends, and make music.
2. What’s your favourite movie?
A Silent Voice. 10/10!
3. Any guilty pleasures?
Sometimes I watch YouTubers open Pokemon cards.
4. What was the last song you listened to?
Lil West – You Know It All
5. What’s your biggest fear?
Having a job that I hate.
6. Tell us about the last dream you had?
Me, my girl and my best friend were just sitting cross-legged in a circle petting this little baby goat, and it was extremely soft. Very wholesome.
7. What’s your favourite insult?
“You’re teeth gold but ain’t no jewellery on them”.
8. One word to describe yourself?
9. What’s your favourite tattoo & why?
I don’t have any tattoos yet, but shout-out to everyone with the nothing,nowhere. logos tatted on them. Those are crazy to look at and always get me hyped!
10. If you wasn’t doing music, what would you be doing?
Writing movie scripts, I plan on getting into that once music is steady.
12. Who’s one artist you’d love to collab with?
13. What’s your favourite city to play?
New York City! I love the energy when the small DIY venues get packed, and also seeing lots of familiar faces.
14. Do you have a favourite musical project you’ve worked on?
Reaper by nothing,nowhere. I worked on tracks 3, 4, 7 and 9. Those tracks just mean so much to me. So many memories just hanging out with Joe… writing, chilling, and goofing around. Thinking back on it all, those times were definitely the most focused I have ever been. I was actually going through a lot of self-reflection at the time, so those songs are nice to look back on as memories.
15. What software/setup are you currently running?
FL Studio and headphones, unless we are in the studio.
16. Do you have any future tour plans?
17. How about any upcoming releases?
I’ll always have singles dropping with my friends Shinigami and Shy, along with others that are in my circle. I’m mainly working with nothing,nowhere. at the moment though, so just keep an eye out for those releases.
18. Anything else you’d like to share?
I love my friends, don’t kill animals, and my dms are always open on Twitter if anyone wants to say Hi, or just needs someone to lend an ear. (@jayxvee)