Having already the noble title of official DJ at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in New York, Fabrejay is also an artist, DJ, producer, and entrepreneur. Likewise, he’s the CEO of Kure Music Group. Fabrejay gives cred to the man upstairs for his creative direction. He’s continuously examining and observing life and all of its wonders.
His work ethic and aural skill is a surefire way for positive change in the music industry. With over fifteen years of musical expertise under his belt and an unwavering passion for sound curation, Fabrejay knows the dos and don’ts of creating a timeless record.
“Music has walked side by side with me throughout my whole life. I don’t know life without it,” he adds.
Fabrejay’s moniker has evolved over the years. The first choice, Faberge, came about during a mutual conversation with his managers, Los and Simone.
“Out of desperation, I jokingly said ‘that’s it, that’s the name!’ They surprisingly co-signed it! I searched the name to know more about it, and “Faberge egg” came up,” he says.
After discovering this information, Fabrejay matched this information with his personality, work skills, and jewelry piece.
“The letters Ge are pronounced similar to my given name Jay. I also wanted to include Jay as an homage to Jay-Z, a prominent source of inspiration for me throughout my career,” he continues.
His musical career began once he started recording compilation cassette tapes and selling them to his classmates at around eight years old. A few years later, Fabrejay got access to some DJ equipment, which helped tremendously. Shortly after, he started djing at parties and promoted his own parties at 15 years old. At the same time, Fabrejay continued to sell his own mixtapes in stores and to his peers. Since then, he’s been “laying brick by brick.”
Fabrejay’s first-ever single under his record label, Kure Music Group, “Birth,” is a bassy offering that carries an electric piano arpeggio, kick-snares, lush synths, and hi-hats. Likewise, the song gives off a victorious feel due to its upbeat, symphonic arrangements.
For the duration of “Birth,” the soundscape keeps the same rhythm, but in some instances, Fabrejay lets the electric piano take lead. Additionally, Fabrejay adds in a switcheroo at the two-minute mark. For a moment, the piano switches to a darker key.
His newest song was created in two hours. After many years of wanting to produce, Fabrejay took the initiative to download the studio software. Around 5 am that day, he worked on the idea for about an hour, fell asleep, and continued later that night. An hour later, Fabrejay’s first official production was made.
“Hopefully, listeners get an “everything will be alright” feeling by the end of ‘Birth.’ I made this song in 2 hours with no prior knowledge on production, and it was out in less than 24 hours after years of hesitation.” Fabrejay says about the song’s message. “Whatever you’ve wanted to do and haven’t go do it now!”
In hindsight, the inspiration was life, and the world’s current state pushed him into the producer lane.
“Being the beginning of my life as a producer is why the track is called ‘Birth,'” he adds.
Listen to “Birth” by Fabrejay below: