Jay OM 's Upcoming Gigs
Sun 05 Apr, 15
Vortex 'Parallell Universe' as Jay OM Dj Set, Somewhere around CapeTown, Cape Town, South Africa
Tue 07 Apr, 15
South Africa Tour (End) 'Celebrating Ten Years of Living Life as a Free-Spirit! , TBA, Cape Town, South Africa
Sat 18 Apr, 15
FESTIVAL MUNDO DE OZ 2015 as Journey, Omsphere & SWC Live, Lagoinha, Sao Paulo , Brazil
Sat 09 May, 15
Tribal Village A Psychedelic Adventure..., CRUCIFIX LANE, London, United Kingdom
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Journey (Jay OM / Omsphere / Sonic Wave Control) is the psychedelic solo project of, Milan born but now London based, Giampiero 'Jay' Mastino, label manager of Free-Spirit Records.
I have said it before and I will say it again, Jay OM must surely be the hardest working man in psychedelia. He’s label boss for Free-Spirit Records - which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary - plays and produces under multiple guises – Journey/ Omsphere/ Sonic Wave Control - performs as one or many of these all over London, Europe and the world plus he’s a successful party promoter. Coming from Italy, Jay hails from a vinyl background having first encountered it whilst working in a local radio station and then gigging in the trance scene in London in the late 90s. The skills developed as a result making for a polish that is immediately apparent when he jumps behind the decks. So too is the absolute dedication to the trade that keeps him highly occupied which combined with an enthusiasm for sharing his passion ultimately makes him more than just a man playing a few tunes. Rather, an energy radiates from his soul cascading into all corners of the environment he dwells, enrapturing all participants so that they too are invigorated by his lust for life and music.
Jay forged his earliest psychedelic-rock influences playing guitar in local bars in Milan. His romance with the decks began in the late 80's whilst working for a local radio station where he was given the opportunity to spin his first record. This love firmly in place the move to London followed in 1998. Soon thereafter he started djing professionally as Jay OM and in 2003 he studied Sound Engineering and Music Technology and began a solo production project under the name Journey and another collaborative project called Star~Trip.
In 2004, Jay conceived the vision of a network of like-minded artists in the psy-trance, progressive and ambient genres, all working to promote themselves and each other under one banner. Thus the Free-Spirit label was born... originally intended to focus on artist management, the label's skyrocketing success combined with the enthusiasm of Jay, the artists and fans enabled Free-Spirit to outgrow its horizons.