'FLY' WITH DILAN JAY
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 (5 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 6 of his 2022 releases recently charting on YESFM radio (the most of ANY other artist), he’s primed for performing dope beats designed to make people move.
Hi Dilan! Thank you for taking this interview with us! Congratulations on your music! How exciting! How long have you been making music? I've been in music since I was 12, when I started DJing music at parties for cash. Making music, later...it's honestly always been a part of my life. I've performed for thousands, rapped, collaborated recently with Money Man, opened for the likes of Anderson .Paak and the Chemical Brothers, and toured internationally. I've pivoted my music when it no longer represented who I was years ago, now focusing on pop and R&B. I can't imagine my life without music. Why did you choose the title for the new music? Generally I choose titles that capture the feel of the music clearly. I don't try to get too imaginative but be more direct as my music is intended to get people moving and feeling— to make life better and happier. Can you tell our audience what 'FLY' is about? This song is about feeling good and riding high even if you're given a raw deal in life. Making the best out of circumstances and living that good life. Why did you choose to release the music now? I'm releasing new music monthly, sometimes more often, because getting my music out there is just as important as creating it. Can you tell us the journey about making the music? With "Fly," I discovered the beat on Tik Tok and immediately wanted to riff on it and make something out of it. I pride myself on "making something out of nothing" per se, so I just rolled with this beat pretty much immediately... it was like instant inspiration with that beat you'll hear in the song. What kind of journey was it for you to be ready to release the music? I realized a while back that releasing music that you make is important. There's no point in sitting on something you make. Make the music, release it, and keep going. Where can new fans stream it? Spotify, Apple Music, all the places. How do they follow you? IG: www.instagram.com/dilanjay_ Tik Tok: www.tiktok.com/dilanjay_ Youtube: www.youtube.com/dilanjay What's next for you! Shows are getting booked so come see me live. If you're following me on Spotify then you'll see my shows on my profile. I also announce on my Instagram regularly. I'm releasing new music every month, with more songs to be made next month for the 2023 year.
Thank you for this interview!