Originally from London, Dr Jaymz is pioneering an individualistic sound in the dance scenes of Boston, USA. On a mission to deliver a message of hope and love to the younger generation, Dr Jaymz has a likeness of pioneering artists like Tiesto, David Guetta & Calvin Harris. Throwing down from the pulpit with music as his rod of salvation, previous releases have been broadcast on BBC Essex and local radio stations across the US, UK and Europe. Accumulating an unprecedented following , Dr Jaymz is preparing to make new waves with his authentic new release, ‘ALL TO YOU’.
Finding inspiration from one’s own philanthropic endeavors, first-hand experiences have aided the feel-good atmosphere intended from this pop tune. From providing education for thousands of students in India, to relief work in Pakistan, this track emphasizes the passion Dr Jaymz projects, emitting his appreciation for a proactive and selfless society. With his only regret being how delayed his participation in missionary work was – as a later chapter in his life – it is clear ‘ALL TO YOU’ is an anthem for hope.
“My goal is to continue releasing music that conveys a message of love to all generations, but especially the younger generation. I would also like to collaborate with established artists and help others who wish to start out in their music careers” DR JAYMZ
Congratulations on the release, it proves worth a listen. Jumping straight into the track, what has been your most memorable experience that has happened in your career that has helped define who you are as an artist today? How does this reflect in ALL TO YOU?
My most memorable experience as an artist was when George Michael showed great interest in a demo I recorded. Years ago when he was at the height of his career, George called for a meeting and offered to buy my songs. I turned him down, saying “If my songs are good enough for you, they are good enough for me.” The fact that a global superstar was interested in my music gave me the confidence to continue in the hope that one day my music could make a huge impact.
Could you describe the artistic rhetoric of the track – what does it mean to you and how did it manifest itself in such a catchy way?
The sound design of the song was crafted to take people on a journey. ’All To You’ starts with a dark rumbling sub bass, then blossoms into an immersive synth arpeggio, culminating in a hands-in-the-air experience. The lyrics follow this transition through a narrative that teaches people to pray to Jesus about their problems instead of being overcome by them. The narrative begins with pain (‘my heart’s feeling way too heavy’), leading to prayer (‘I give it all to you’), finishing in praise (‘get up don’t run away’).
Where are you based? How has being located here shaped the release?
I’m based in Boston. I moved from London to Boston five years ago. Although Boston is not a musical landmark like Nashville, it is home to the best music school in the world – Berklee College of Music. I’ve had the privilege of meeting great musicians and producers from Berklee who have shared their knowledge, skills, and influence, all of which have helped me become a better producer/artist.
Who was the biggest influence that helped on the track? Who was the creative rock that helped get you through the hard moments or artist block?
I would have to say Jesus. I am a man of prayer. I pray to Christ about all my projects, and as a consequence, I get a lot of inspiration for ideas, lyrics, arrangements, sound designs, etc.
This has been a very exciting month for you. What do you think we should expect from you in the coming years: any live shows or possible tours on the horizon?
No tour dates planned right now, but I would love to play at events like Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival and Lollapalooza. Until then, I’m happy to chomp away at making great productions and DJ’ing at local gigs. Moreover, as an evangelist I get to preach at different events where I mix my music with the message of the gospel.
People are going through many struggles right now, our world is overwhelmed with catastrophes, war and disaster. Approximately 280 million people in the world have depression. Music is a way to cope, escape and evolve from such negativity, and communicate hope with listeners. To achieve this, uplifting sound designs were a key feature of the track – utilizing synth arpeggios developed to create a musical hook. Whilst the lyricism is fundamentally a timeless pop melody that will get stuck in your head, they convey the narrative of taking the listener on a journey of healing.