We had the good fortune of connecting with Jay Toledo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jay, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk is a big factor for me. I calculate the risk vs reward. Analyze the pros and cons and try to make the best call. Without trying new things or breaking out of ones comfort zone, it’s near impossible to make any progress in my opinion. If it doesn’t pan out in your favor, well now you know that route doesn’t work for you and try a new approach. It’s a repetitive process until something clicks for you.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have always had a passion for music and art. Often found myself composing or editing music i heard on a daily basis. In high school i learned to play guitar and took music theory. Shortly, after that i began to dabble in DJING. I had attempted production in middle school but it didn’t quite click for me, so i decided to give it another try in 2014. Sometime around 2016 i met Leonardo and he began to mentor me. Became the start of something special, that today is growing exponentially. We gave ourselves the goal of creating something unique and most important of all, quality music. Which took us down a never ending search on how to improve our production, sound, audio quality and so on. I found myself making deep house in my early years of production and now i am back to my roots of Techno, Incorporating industrial sounds from rock/metal. Creating my own sound and tweaking it with each and every song. Prior to Covid i had taken a break from residencies and gigs every weekend to focus more on music production. Now i am heading in the direction of merging both together and performing more than before but with original production and possibly live sets in the near future.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love heading down to key largo. Food is amazing, scenery is great. A getaway not too far from home.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My mentor Leonardo Degl’Innocenti


My music production and live performance partner lara klart


My significant other. Always running ideas by her and getting feedback. not to mention she is also an artist. She does make up.


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jay__toledo/?hl=en

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/JayToledoOfficial/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpc3_9rrcrZ4uLo6yQejugA?reload=9

Other: https://soundcloud.com/jaytoledo_official https://www.beatport.com/artist/jay-toledo/619745 https://open.spotify.com/artist/5trHIEufgk1AWQ1vkifvF1?si=CPMTNcyPSwOxxWOYWzhQlQ&nd=1

Image Credits
@claudiagomezph @paintonthewallfilms @dcc.live

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