Nelly Jay's ear for music developed at an early age. This natural drive along with the ability to turn people on to unfamiliar sounds with his unique taste and style made him destined to do something notable with music in time to come. With early influences derived from hip-hop, exposure to the rave and club scene and a keen interest in Chicago house Nelly's passion for house music was set in motion. Staying true to his roots Nelly often brings elements of hip-hop into his bass heavy sets while turning out cutting edge percussive tech-house beats. Nelly Jay has been involved with Pure Gonzo from the start as a "musical advisor" when he played a role in keeping the rest of the crew up to date with the latest and most hard to find gems. Recently Nelly has helped to open the doors of the new Pure Gonzo studio where he plays an intricate part as the studio director. This studio also doubles as a community project youth program where teenagers are given the opportunity to learn all aspects of making music. Nelly has already rocked the floors of some of NYC's hottest nightclubs. Keep an ear out for the sounds of Nelly Jay as he is definitely a force to be reckoned with.