Since the mid 90’s, Owen Jay has been one of the main contributors to the development of underground music culture in Malta; as a DJ, producer, event promoter & label owner.
His attraction to electronic music blossomed in the early 90's, leading him to the Detroit sounds of UR, Metroplex & Peacefrog Records. Unavoidably, his dj sets feature a blend of Detroit, NY & Chicago house and techno, while his productions alongside Melchior Sultana, are a fusion of such influences embedded in a Mediterranean warm feel.
During the last decade Owen Jay’s sound has gradually evolved, however, it is the alternative and distinct sound which sets him apart from the mainstream, earning himself appearances at renowned events and venues including “Panorama Bar”, “Tresor/Globus”, “IPSE”, “Tape Club”, “Delicious Doughnuts” in Berlin, “Club Nacht” in Munich, “Sucio” in Frankfurt , “Larifari @ Salt & Pepper” in Stuttgart, “Machine Du Moulin Rouge” in Paris, “Liquid Club”, “Cafe Del Mar”, “Zion”, “The Exiles”, “Blank Events”, “Surfside”, “PrimeTime” (Malta), “Sunscape” Festival and “Earth Garden” Festival in Malta, “Plastic People” ,”East Village” “The Vibe Bar” and “Groovetech” in London, “Deepsystems “ in Brighton, “Club Geluk” in Antwerp, Club Fataal in Leuven (Belgium), “Polaris Records” Event in Toronto, “Wats” and “Beyond House @ 20/44” in Belgrade, “Supperclub “ in Amsterdam, “Electro Splash” festival in Castellón (Spain), “Chatarra”, “Siroco” in Madrid, “Pata Pata” and “We Call it Technology”Festival in Sicily, “Fuka Djusla” at Potgorica/ Montenegro, “Cave Club” in Salzburg, and many more.
He holds weekly residencies in Malta and, as well as hosting a bi-monthly show on http://myhouseyourhouse.net for the past 3 years with guest mixes from artist like Kai Alce, Dj Qu, Joey Anderson, Ernie, Natan H, Any Vaz, Demarkus Lewis, Hakim Murphy, Brad Peterson, Ugly Drums to name a few. Owen Jay is currently holding a monthly broadcast show: "Mockmoon" under www.undergroundquality.com
Owen Jay has released many records under Underground Quality, Deep Explorer, Minuendo, Moods & Grooves (Detroit), Contrast Wax, Housewax and his own Batti Batti Label, where artists such as XDB, Jordan (nyc), Jaime Read, Natan H (L.A.), Alton Miller, Deymare, Benedikt Frey, Dan Rogers, Ernie, Andrew Duke, Cleveland, Nino, Sonitus Eco, Lars Berenroth, Matt Pond..among others, have released some of their best productions. Owen also releases under the moniker Gauss, a project in collaboration with Natan H (LA). The most recent release 'Rising High EP' on Troubled Kids records includes a remix by Kai Alce (NDATL).