“California’s full of overlooked beat-makers bordering on genius, and one of the best around is Computer Jay.” – Fact Magazine
As a child shaped by theremins and eerie horror movie music, Jason Taylor, aka Computer Jay, aesthetically splits the difference between a mad sound scientist and a groove-rich keyboardist. His performances using his patented designs, including the legendary Moogodore 2600 (part Commodore 64, part Moog, part Atari 2600) and his “rapping Supercomputer,” have been met worldwide with jaw dropping audiences, showing the power between man and machine. But the ingenuity conveys only half the story. Born to a mother who worked in administration at MCA Records and a father who worked for Motown and KDAY, Jay was initially a rapper. His first musical venture was in a short-lived rap group alongside Beau Dozier and Cash Warren. After earning a rep as one of the city’s most innovative DJs, Jay graduated to playing in bands. The breakdown of the bands allowed him to pursue solo work, which started with 2012’s Savage Planet Discotheque.