Missy Jay and DJ Missy Jay (former Miss Cee Jay), is an Italian Techno and Funky House DJ and producer from Milan.
Missy Jay was drawn to music as a toddler. She began using the piano to reproduce by ear songs she’d heard. Her parents cultivated that talent with music lessons and she played in various bands as a teen. Focused on classical piano, it was abandoned when she discovered dance music.
The DJ launched her own independent MJM Records label to write, produce and perform her own music and she’s always looking for promising, unsigned artists. Her talents have earned her the support of Grammy Award winner Dubfire at Amnesia for Cocoon Parties.
She was audio/studio assistant to several national TV programs that included Tg5, Tg4, Studio Aperto, Super Partes, La pupa e il secchione, Le lene, Loggione, Striscia la notizia, Sipario, Matrix, Domenica Stadio, Studio Sport, and Guida al campionato. Missy Jay performed journalistic work and press language editing for TV, newspapers and magazines. She was a team member in the news room on news gathering, selecting relevant stories, conducting interviews, rewriting and voice-overs
Missy Jay received her Sound Engineer EU Diploma at NAM College in Milan, Italy. She studied Electronic Music, Acoustics and Psychoacoustics: Outboards, Equalizer, Wiring and Patch Bay, Reverb and Echo; Theory of Mixing Analog/Digital, Study Practice: Analog Desk vs. Digital Desk, Recording Sessions (with school musicians); Music Theory (Grade 5), Composition, Production and Musical Analysis.
She participated in a number of seminars: Copyright and Tax Aspects of the Music Industry; Principles of Copyright Royalties; Tax Benefit Aspects of the Music and Entertainment Industry; Biological and Psychological Aspects of Music; Anatomy and Respiratory Physiology; Auditory System and Psychoacoustics; and Mastering the Optimization of the Audio Products, Analysis Techniques, Processes and Machines. She’s fluent with software that includes Pro Tools LE7 and M-Powered 7, Reason 2.5, Logic Pro 7, and Adobe Audition.
Missy Jay received a degree in Audio Engineering from the School of New Audio Music Media in Milan, specialising in Electronic Music Production.
An internationally acclaimed DJ, she’s performed around the world and was named one the 10 Best Female DJs Worldwide by DJette.com. Missy Jay settled in London at the age of 23, later moving to Ibiza, Spain where she resided for several years before returning to London.
During the spring and summer she was the Radio Italia FM Assistant at Audio Video Directed by sound engineer Enzo “Tweety” Denna. She also played concerts for RAI TV (Luisa Corna, Amedeo Minghi and Claudio Baglioni).
Missy Jay won the Matrix Female DJ Contest in Milan, Italy and followed it up by performing at the Bogart Dinner Disco Club there. She was the recipient of the World Top Girls DJ contest held in France and took the title of Best Female European DJ.
She signed with the Starlight Music label and released her debut track, “Nobody’s Perfect,” which made the No. 9 position on Ministry of Sound sales charts. She produced, arranged and provided vocals for the single, earning praise from the DJ and music producer duo, Deep Dish.
Missy Jay performed at the Winter Music Conference (WMC), playing alongside Italian DJ star and music producer, Franco Moiraghi.
The DJ released her first vinyl E.P. in cooperation with other Starlight Music artists. The music maven reached the No. 5 position on the Beatport Tech House Charts, the world’s largest DJ music community. She was invited to return to the WMC. Missy Jay was also a finalist of the Let’s Mix Pioneer DJ Next Generation in Ibiza, Spain.
She returned to the Winter Music Conference to host her international Glitter Ibiza party. She performed at White Lounge for the Techno Marathon where she had the distinction of being the only female DJ among 10 of the most influential male DJs in the world and was featured in DJ Times magazine.
The talented DJ won the World Top Girls DJ contest held in Toulouse, France in 2012.
Missy Jay performed live at the Vogue Fashion Night Out in Florence, Italy. She caught the eye of emerging Italian fashion brand, La Maison Du Couturier, which chose to clothe her in its distinctive fashions for the event.
The DJ released two new tracks in February – “Get Up Yo” and “Gimme Your Love” – to celebrate the launch of her international tour. As part of the tour, she performed at the International Boat Show in Miami, FL; Hong Kong; Palau, Micronesia; and the historic Viareggio Carnival, one of Italy’s premiere events. She shared the stage with DJ Karim T of Hong Kong at the Vincci Resort on the island of Djerba.
She took refresher workshops at Working Men College in Camden Town, London, along with advanced courses in Logic X: Extension of Understanding and Use of the Programme that covered more complex and advanced techniques in sound production. She also took an advanced course in music theory, Further Studies of Rhythm, Harmony and Melody for Music Composition and Production, testing out in the ABRSM for Grade 5 and up.
Missy Jay performed at DJ Mag’s Work.London club and made London her base of operations. Later the same year, she was the guest DJ for the Pacha Hotel’s Elegant Session in Ibiza and shared the stage with fellow DJ, Q-Dero.
She launched her radio show, Jayland, that’s aired on Mixcloud, iTunes, podcast services, and several FM stations around the world, after a series of workshops with BBC Radio 1Xtra producer, Carol Berry. She’s utilizing her podcast as a platform to showcase promising new artists and encourages budding musicians to submit their demos. Each week, she selects the best five to air on her show.
Missy Jay celebrated the launch of her official website that coincided with the release of her newest track through Italian Way Music, “Gettin Upside Down.” She also returned to the Winter Music Conference .
Missy Jay has performed at venues around the world that include:
• Pacha Hotel, PRIVILEGE Club, Bora Bora, Sonar Festival in Barcelona, Playaflor Club on Tenerife Island, Mangu Club in Cordoba, Martina Club, Delano Beach Club, Savannah Beach Club, Guarana, KM5 Lounge, El Divino, Paradise, Sands Beach Club, and Sushi Point in Ibiza, SPAIN
• Circus Club Hollywood Los Angeles USA
• O2 Arena in London UK
• Café del Mare in Guaruja Brazil
• Loft Club in Chicago, The Loft in Detroit, Techno Marathon Miami, Circus Arena, News Lounge, Cinema, Heathrow Lounge, Segafredo, and Living Room, and White Room in Miami in the USA
• Zinc Club in Dubai UAE
• Pacha Club in Djerba
• Saloon Club and Café del Mar in Sousse, Tunisia
• XTERIA Festival, Bamboo Club in Bucharest, and Office Lounge in Iasi, Romania
• El Fanar in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
• MY DIRTY HOUSE Park Café and Morotva Music Festival in Budapest, Hungary
• Sharm Club in Tirana, Albania
• Surface Lounge in Georgia
• Qube Club and Crystal Club in Doha, Qatar
• Crystal Lounge in Algiers, Algeria
• Hezz Club in Azerbaijan
• Colosseum Club in Skopje, and Versaj Club in Macedonia
• Cocoon Lounge in Bahrain
• Majestic in Belgium
• O’ club in Toulouse, France
• Popcorn Club in Korinthos, Silk Club on Corfu Island and Sunny Beach Festival in Greece
• Key West Club in Luxembourg
• Ibiza Loves Berlin Festival in Berlin, Germany
• Vanilla Club, Kammgarn Club, Indigo Club and Elephant Club in Zurich, Switzerland
Gettin Upside Down (Italian Way Music, 2017)
Gimme Your Love (New Creatures, 2015)
Get Up Yo (Primate, 2015)
Lost Headphones (MJM-Records, 2011)
MPV (MJM-Records, 2011)
Eye Motel/Isla (MJM-Records, 2011)
Up Bora Bora/Bad Habit (MJM-Records, 2011)
Can’t Get Enough (Urbanlife, 2011)
My Allegra (Moon Deep Records, 2011)
Like a Bomb (Moon Deep Records, 2011)
Wake (Moon Deep Records, 2011)
Another Day (Moon Deep Records, 2011)
Come Back (Urban Life, 2010)
7 Minutes (Urbanlife, 2010)
Yoga (Starlight, 2009)
Stronger (Starlight, 2009)
Passport (Italian Way Music, 2009)
Confused (News Promotion, 2008)
Upstar (Starlight, 2008)
Deadly Sound (Starlight, 2008)
Nobody’s Perfect (Motivo, 2008)
My Friend Peppe (Starlight, 2008)
Funk (Starlight, 2008)
Providence (SineDie, 2007)
IPA B (White, 2007)
Chilly (White, 2007)
Funky House (White, 2007)
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