One of our favorite up-and-comers, Justin Jay, is getting ready to hit the road again, and this time, he’s bringing along some friends for his massive, two continent Fantastic Voyage tour. The LA native has long been a fixture in the underground dance scene, delivering stand-out performances at Coachella, CRSSD, and more, while building his catalog of tech house anthems with releases like Mom, I Graduted and “Karma” under dirtybird and Black Butter Records respectively. On top of growing his impressive artist profile, the rising star has also been an integral member of the Los Angeles nightlife world, starting his silly party concept brand through a number of LA house parties right in his own backyard that has grown to become a world tour.
The youngest dirtybird phenom will be joined on his Fantastic Voyage tour by his college best friends-turned-collaborators, Josh Taylor and Benny Bridges, who were featured on Justin Jay & Friends, Justin’s side project that was recently premiered. The tour embodies the house party ethos that has come to define Justin Jay and his music – an all-around great time with great friends and great music – and the Fantastic Voyage tour is sure to deliver on all counts.
In celebration of his tour, Justin shared how the concept was born, saying, “Over the past couple of months, I started throwing a bunch of house parties in LA. House parties are really special for DJ’s because we can play songs we normally never get to play: from the tracks that are too weird and quirky for the big clubs/festivals, to the songs that are too cheesy and feel good for the cool-kid warehouse shindigs.
I like pushing myself to play crazy forward thinking music, but by the end of the night, I also want everyone (including myself) smiling, laughing and having a good time. Sometimes the songs that make me smile the biggest are also cool in their own cheesy way.
‘Fantastic Voyage‘ is a song by the funk band, Lakeside and the name of my tour. Listen to it, and you’ll know what I’m talking about.”
Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage Tour Dates
FEB 26 – Santa Barbara, CA @ EOS Lounge
FEB 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
MAR 3 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
MAR 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Mighty
MAR 5 – South Lake Tahoe @ The Loft Lounge
MAR 10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Oak Lounge
MAR 11 – Chicago, IL @ The MID
MAR 12 – Detroit, MI @ Populux
MAR 16 – 20 – Miami Music Week
MAR 24 – APR 2 – Australia Tour
APR 8 – Seattle, WA @ Q Nightclub
APR 9 – Denver, CO @ Vinyl
APR 16 – Dallas, TX @ It’ll Do
APR 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
APR 23 – Toronto, ON @ Hoxton
APR 28 – Austin, TX @ Kingdom
APR 29 – Albuquerque, NM @ Effex Nightclub
APR 30 – Tempe, AZ @ Shady Park