Nelly Jay’s ear for music developed at an early age. This natural drive along with the ability to turn people on to unfamiliar sounds with his unique taste and style made him destined to do something notable with music in time to come. Being influenced early on by 90’s hip-hop, exposure to the rave and club scene, and Chicago house Nelly’s passion for house music was set in motion.
Staying true to his roots Nelly often brings elements of hip-hop into his sets while turning out cutting edge percussive tech-house beats. Nelly has been involved with Pure Gonzo Music from the start keeping the rest of the crew up to date with the latest and rarest of gems. He has played some legendary underground sets over the years at rooms as big as Club Love and parties that are staples of NYC nightlife such as SOUP.
With his current podcast, PGM Sessions, Nelly has not only been sharing his own music but has also been putting out mixes from his favorite DJs from around the globe. Nelly’s PGM podcasts have featured music from Spain with Safir Muzic, to Hungary with Egothermia Records. You can catch Nelly’s dirty beats on his guest segment appearances for radio shows such as Techno Force, Art Style Techno Radio, and Rehab House Music Radio.
Keep up to date with the sounds of Nelly Jay on his popular Soundcloud & Mixcloud pages. You can also catch him every first Sunday of the month on the Pure Gonzo Radio Show being featured @ www.apocalyptofmradio.com In the spirit of PGM, Nelly’s journey through music over the years can be summed up in one historic HST quote….
”When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”