A MUSIC producer says his new project, for rapper Creeper Crisis, will “pull at the heartstrings” of listeners, writes Craig Bathgate.

Raised in Prestonpans, Jay ‘Jigz’ Torley, 36, fell in love with rap at an early age, learning music while studying at Preston Lodge High School before going on to complete a music degree in Glasgow.

Speaking about his journey into the rap music industry, Jay said: “Growing up in Prestonpans, this style of music was less common in Scotland than it is now.

“It was buying CDs from American rappers like Wu-Tang Clan, Dr Dre and other artists that really got me interested in this style of music.

“From there, I made the crazy decision to pursue a career in music, which seems mad for a kid from Prestonpans in the ’90s!”

'Very different from the norm'

Growing up on Gardiner Road, Jay has since gone on to produce for a number of Scottish artists, including Madhat McGore, Skyy Boii and Sean Focus.

And this week the EP he produced for London-based rapper Creeper Crisis, Music Ferapy, was released.

Each song on the album focuses on a unique story from five different individuals, with four additional tracks related to Creeper Crisis’s own story.

Speaking about the album, Jay said: “It’s very different from the norm, I’m sure it will be relatable to a lot of people and will pull at the heartstrings of listeners.

“It’s definitely not something that you can just listen to in the background, it’s something you can experience and immerse yourself in the stories of the songs.”

The album is available to stream on digital platforms and will be followed by two subsequent albums in the coming months.