Where are you currently based?
I’m back and forth from Toronto and Melbourne
How did you first start playing music?
I was DJing for my dorm room and the wider building and then started chucking in mashups and remixes in my sets.
What’s been happening recently?
Working tirelessly on my next project which comes out at the end of the year. Seriously, can’t wait to share this one
Your new single ‘Reasons’ Featuring Jalmar is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting for this track?
This song actually started as a demo for another producer who wasn’t vibing the track, so I took back my vocals and built a whole new beat around it. It was about an 11 month process from initial concept to what you hear now.
How did you go about writing Reasons?
A cup of coffee, pen and paper and a couple of hours.
Where and when did you record/produce?
I record all my songs in my studio at my house.
How did you approach the recording/production process?
When I’m producing, I usually start with the drums and rhythm then figure out the chords and harmonies, doing this after the drums always helps determine what sort of mood I’m trying to set for the record.
What programs/equipment did you use?
– Logic Pro X (DAW)
– EVE Audio SC205 Monitors
– Focusrite ISO One Preamp
– Shure SM7B Microphone
How did you come to work with Jalmar?
We were introduced by a mutual friend who thought we’d work well together
Where can we listen?
Search ‘Jordan Astra’ and you’ll find me on Youtube, Spotify, Twitter, the works 🙂
What do you like to do away from music?
I love working out, staying fit and healthy, spending time with my wife, family and friends.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Lucky Daye, Kehlani, Justin Bieber, Drake
What’s planned for the remainder of 2020?
Wait for COVID to finish and start travelling. I had a 20 City tour planned in the US so it’d be good to get back on the road!
Favourite food and place to hangout?
You can find me at Friends of Ours on the weekends, best spot locally.