Born in Los Angeles, Dilan Jay sings and raps happy, party-ready music with over 2 million Spotify streams and 3 million Youtube views on his 2022 releases alone.
His recent collabs include rapper Money Man (4.8 million Spotify followers), rapper Capella Grey (2 million Spotify followers), and production collaborations with Grammy award-winner Black-Eyed Peas Keith Harris, and 2022 Grammy award-winner Chris Brown’s ‘Breezy’ songwriter Darious Coleman.
With a #1 on MTV’s Most Popular Music Videos, a #1 on the Billboard Charts, and 4 of his releases recently charting on YESFM radio (including two #1’s), he’s primed for performing dope beats designed to make people move.
"COME GET HAPPY HERE"
When did you start to get interested in music?
When I was 12, I started DJing local parties making $40 a pop. Reason why I started actually doing gigs was because where I lived, they weren’t playing hip hop yet at parties, so I brought that.
I DJed professionally for many years before I realized I wanted to start rapping. It’s funny though because music must really be in my soul as cliche as that sounds. I didn’t grow up in a musical household at all. In fact, music was barely ever played in my house.
If you were an advertisement, which would your slogan be?
Come get happy here.
Which is the part you enjoy the most about music?
Definitely performing live. There is nothing like it, creating synergy with and for the audience.
Most artists say that through their art they learn more about themselves, heal injuries… In which aspects has your journey helped you?
Music hasn’t helped me in that way. It’s something I love to create and do because of the unique and almost magical way it communicates to and through people.
What does music mean to you?
Essentially, survival. It’s a major part of who I am intrinsically. I couldn’t imagine never doing it as it taps into a very foreverness feeling of who I am that’s hard to effectively put into words.
Who are your idols?
Ed Sheeran, Bruno mars, Jay-Z and Russ.
If you didn’t like music what would you like to do?
I would do real estate and spend time with my family.
Do you consider that nowadays there are more or less opportunities for new artists? Why?
Definitely more because of the internet and streaming platforms being so accessible.
What would your idyllic life as an artist be like?
I’d do about 100 shows a year, do at least 1 movie a year, and then spend time with my family.
Which are your upcoming projects?
My full album Embodied will be released sometime in 2023. You can listen to the released tracks thus far on Spotify and Apple Music.
Do you want to know more about Dilan Jay? You can find some projects below.