Jess Dilday

Jess “PlayPlay” Dilday is a DJ, producer, composer, educator and activist residing in Queens, NYC. PlayPlay combines their penchant for percussion and bass with nostalgic hip-hop and classic house samples in both their DJ sets & music production.  PlayPlay’s music is inspired by what they grew up listening to – namely jungle, breakbeat hardcore, industrial, jock jams, classic house & old school hip hop. Using a combination of samples and hardware synthesizers to create everything from unearthly basslines to high-octane acid/industrial sounds, PlayPlay makes energetic music that is both familiar and hard to pin down. In 2018, they debuted their EP release “It’s Only 3am” on Knightwerk Records, and have since released on labels such as Worst Behavior and Cybersonic LA.