Jay OM aka Journey, Omsphere, Sonic Wave Control and The Wayfarers are all or in part Milan-born, London-based DJ and producer Giampiero ‘Jay’ Mastino. Also, the label manager of Free-Spirit Records, Jay forged his earliest psychedelic-rock influences playing guitar in local bars in Milan, his romance with the decks beginning in the late ‘80s working for a local radio station where he was given the opportunity to spin his first records.
With that 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 before beginning a solo production project under the name Journey.
In 2004 Jay conceived the vision of a network of like-minded artists in the psy-trance, progressive and ambient genres all working together to promote themselves, and each other, under the one banner. Thus, the Free-Spirit label was born, originally intending 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 becoming one of the strongest and healthiest electronic multi-genre record labels going around.
All the while Jay was expanding his production spheres, in 2009 he started a psychedelic progressive side-project called Omsphere, in 2011 a tribal progressive one called Sonic Wave Control and in 2015 a collaborative entity with Imry called The Wayfarers.
Jay since then has been playing all around the world in almost thirty countries across five continents and releasing four solo albums; two as Journey, The Man Who Sold The Time in 2007 and Through The Mirror in 2011, one as Sonic Wave Control called Sixth Sense and one as Omsphere in 2013 called K’ag Bak’tun.
He is currently hunkered down in the studio working on the third Journey album, Limitless, due for release the beginning of 2017.
As a final string to his bow, Jay is a successful party promoter holding Free-Spirit Records label parties around the world, doing Implosion parties in London for eight years and since 2012 responsible for promoting one of London’s most acclaimed fiestas, Tribal Village – A Psychedelic Adventure.
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