Only the third artist ever to release on Mr G’s Phoenix G label, Jayson Wynters introduces himself.

Who are you?

I’m everything I consume, everything I’m surrounded and influenced by in the form of family, friends, the arts, documentaries, foreign films, Japanese culture, travel, food, fashion, Birmingham, Shaolin, my record collection, the live gigs I attend, books, synths and drum machines, computers I work with and more.

What do you sound like?

I believe I am still finding my sound, which is challenging because of the different styles that influence me, but hope to sound like a mixture of my influences bunched into one package in some way.

Why should we listen to you?

For the same reason why we should listen to anyone: perspective. My own perspective is a collection of life experiences over the years – the ups the downs, good times, not-so-good times, etc. Using music as an outlet for expression, whether in the form of DJing or having fun on some drum machines and synths is important to me. Hopefully you can hear and understand those interpretations.

What have you released so far? What else have you got coming out in the near future?

The first official EP will be released on Mr G‘s label Phoenix G in Feb and there’s potentially another in the pipeline for another label at some point in the year, to be confirmed.

What song sums you up? Why?

That’s a difficult question. I don’t think one song can sum me up as such but if I had to choose, ‘Climax (Instrumental)’ by J Dilla could be one of them. The song is atmospherically raw and soulful and he’s used a mixture of various and random sources to paint his picture.

What or who is your biggest influence and why?

My dad. Most things I’m into and consume music-wise are a result of him programming my subconscious from an infant. He’s responsible for my diverse palette and it’s brought me full circle to jazz, funk, hip-hop, dub reggae, rare grooves, soul, movie soundtracks, broken beats, house, techno, neo soul, electronic music, and so on. I owe a lot to him for planting those seeds – so respect going out to my dad.

Where can we hear your music?

My own productions are under lock and key until I decide to let them go to a suitable label, so you won’t find my own music on any clouds until such time they’re released… However you can hear DJ mixes, put together by yours truly on SoundCloud, and theres even a few on YouTube.

Where will you be in five years’ time?

Doing more of what makes me happy, getting further than where I am now, and hopefully playing and making more music.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.

I was allergic to fish until the age of 30. I’m still allergic to cod, but I can now consume most shellfish and most recently even salmon. That’s a fact. Whether it’s interesting is another story…


Jayson’s Unfamiliar Territories EP is out on February 5th on Phoenix G. Find him on Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud.

26th January, 2016

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