What’s up world? I am J. Sciullo, AKA J Phive, a platinum-selling music producer based in Nashville, TN. I grew up in Atlanta and attended the University of Georgia. I did well in school, but I was more interested in having a good time and making music. So ... I bought a Roland MC-307 beat machine and began an incredible journey. At first, it was just something fun to do in my spare time between classes. But I learned fast and became more and more passionate about my music. After graduation, I linked up with childhood friend DJKO, and we formed a production duo called Phivestarr Productions. For the first few years, we had an open-door policy and worked almost nonstop. We produced records for YoungbloodZ, Nappy Roots, Bubba Sparxxx, Bizarre, Rehab, Bone Crusher, Goodie Mob, WitchDoctor, Jill Scott, Trae Tha Truth, and Young Noble from the Outlawz, which quickly built up our street credibility.
While attending school in Athens, I met Producer/CEO Shannon Houchins, and we reconnected when I moved back to Atlanta. He believed in Phivestarr since day one and was an incredible mentor to me. We continued working hard, and in 2006, he came to me with a crazy idea ... take a super country guy who liked to rap and do a mix-up of the two genres. And that was the start of multi-talented Colt Ford. With Colt and Shannon, we took something that nobody believed could be done — we started our own genre and had all of mainstream Nashville chasing our formula for years to come.
One of our songs, “Dirt Road Anthem,” was later cut by Jason Aldean, soon went to number 1, and to date is his highest
selling song.Without radio play, we could pull thousands of fans to shows in the most rural parts of the country, while mainstream artists with radio number 1 hits couldn’t pull half that crowd.
In 2011, we were nominated for an ACM award for co-writing and co-producing the song “Cold Beer” by Colt Ford and Jamey Johnson. We helped discover other groups, such as The Lacs, Charlie Farley, and Demun Jones, who have sold well over a million records and millions of singles.
In 2013, I moved to Nashville and went on a crazy production run producing over 100 released songs my first year. I received my first platinum record for the work I did on Brantley Gilbert's album “Halfway to Heaven.” I have had two Billboard number 1 records, 10 top 5s, and countless top 10s and 20s.
Several years ago, I was introduced to country singers Taylor Ray Holbrook and Ryan Upchurch. Together, we wrote the song “Southern Land,” which has more than 20 million impressions on You Tube alone. Not long after, I co-wrote and produced an EP for each of them ... “Backroads” and “Summer Love.”
I enjoy creating all types of music and can move from one to the other without skipping a beat. Lately, I have been focusing much of my time making more Urban Sounds and Pop music. I recently co-wrote and co-produced “All I Need” by Jordyn Jones and “Little Things” by Annie LeBlanc, thanks to LA-based super producer David Kidd. I am always super excited for new opportunities and collaberations.