My parents named me Jason. I’m born and raised in Providence, RI, to a family with roots in Cape Verde. I do all of my DJ + creative work as WHERE'S NASTY.
I co-founded stay silent, an agency + creative platform that focuses on producing experiences, editorials, design, marketing and business development. Notable projects of ours include producing the DAY TRILL festival series, event brands including Bounce House, Luv U Better and Egg Over, as well as co-founding Trade Pop-Up, a non-profit arts and creative entrepreneurship organization + gallery/retail space.
Some of the people, brands + institutions that I’ve been able to work with include Bodega, Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, the TNTH (Henny + Dusse Palooza), Brunch Bounce, ‘47 Brand, 40oz NYC, Red Bull, Pow!Wow! and my hometown’s signature arts festival, PVDFest.