Beats, instruments, synths, drum hits, hihats, keys, horns, basslines, trumpets etc., just name it and he knows how to make it bang, blow and make it sound epic. Embodying his mind with almost all the possible melodies and scales from major to locrian, this young boy certainly is at his prime and surely to be reckoned as the real pinoy super producer of the new era. His name is James Randall or much known to some as Jay Truest, the truth of Keep It Locked Beats and one half of the super rap group from manila - XO ICY Boiz.
Born and raised in Santa Ana, Manila. Jay Truest was brought up and raised surrounded by his own music lover family. And at the early age of 9, Jay Truest already knew how to play various instruments ranging from piano, guitar, kajon, etc. At the early age of 16, Jay Truest started his own music production "Keep It Locked Beats" that eventually became the official in-house production of instrumental and beats of R.U.R.A.L., Philippines.
With countless hit records under his belt, and countless instant hit instrumentals that he produces, he has already made his status the “go to producer” to have instant hit recordings. (Mahal na Mahal, Hey Girl, You Gotta Shake are just some of his hit productions that stormed the pinoy underground hiphop scene) His musicality is boundless, a perfectionist when it comes to music production and always has a new flava to offer in every beat that he produces. with a beat production statistics, finishes atleast 4 to 6 bangin' hot instrumental beats daily, definitely he is the definition of a true super producer. Songs & beats ranging from genre specific (hip-hop, rap, R&B, soul, house, techno etc) to pure instrumental and Hollywood like scoring, Jay Truest is definitely the new legacy in the making in the current music scene. To some who knew him very well, Genocide was recognized as the "almost pinoy legendary musician" that rose from the sprawling underground hip-hop music scene in the P.I. that granted him the status of being the real Pinoy super producer Jay Truest.
Jay Truest’s tracks