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Interview: JaySounds

Interview: JaySounds

Ahead of his set at the O-Week Party: Go-Wild, JaySounds chatted to Blitz about DJing with a girl twice his size on his shoulders, being thrown around during a set by a club owner, and the evolution of his sound style.

First off, can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into DJing?

I’m a full time Music Producer and DJ, so music pretty much takes up my whole life. My older sister is a huge electronic music fan, she was the one who bought me my first Ministry of Sound CDs, and from there I just fell in love with dance music and DJing stemmed from that!

How long have you been DJing for? How has your music evolved from when you first started to now?

I’ve been DJing for about 6 years now. I started off throwing down at my mates birthday parties and in my bedroom when I was about 14, and am now lucky enough to play some of the sickest clubs in Australia and even a few cheeky international shows. My music started to evolved a few years back when I first started music production. My sound and style has evolved since then – from making music that I thought people wanted to hear and would be impressed by, to now making what I really want to make, believe in, and love playing.

When did you realise that music was something you wanted to pursue?

I realised music was something I wanted to pursue the moment I laid my hands on my first pair of decks. It just felt right for me!

What’s the strangest experience you’ve had while DJing?

Definitely being picked up and thrown into the crowd by a club owner on the Gold Coast and having to run back to the stage before the song timed out… not only that, but he made me DJ with a chick twice my size on my shoulders for about 10 mins straight haha

Do you have any advice for budding DJs?

Do what you love every single day 🙂

Rapid fire:

Favourite artist/ DJ? 
Skrillex
Favourite event/venue you’ve performed at? 
Pacha Sydney
Describe your next adventure in three words. 
F***k Shit Up

 

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