Jay Wheeler’s career kicked off with what was almost an unfulfilled promise.
Last year, while attending Myke Towers’ album release party at LIV nightclub in Miami, the rising Puerto Rican reggaetonero hit it off with the more established hitmaker, and the pair made a non-committal agreement to work together in the near future
A self-professed fan of Towers, Wheeler (born José Ángel López Martínez) was too taken aback to ask for Towers’ phone number, but he took the comment to heart. After the party, he hustled back to the studio in Orlando, where he now lives, and wrote an intro and chorus that “left a wide-open space” for Towers to sing or rap to. He sent the demo to Towers via his producer. “I swear, 30 minutes hadn’t gone by and he sent the finished track back,” recalls Wheeler.