Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
I’m from amsterdam and the music scene here is very urban and techno minded.
But during Amsterdam Dance Event the whole city is EDM focussed and there’s a crowd for every genre of house music haha!
How did you first start playing music?
When I was 12 years old I started saving money for a DJ set, around the same age I started producing as well. I heard The Prodigy and Tiësto on the radio and I knew I wanted to do something with electronic music.
I was always into music, I started drumming when I was 5 years old and always loved to perform. I wrote my own rap lyrics as a kid and I still love to write lyrics now 😉
What’s been happening recently?
A LOT, it really feels like i’m showing the world a next level Julian Jordan. I’m super motivated and I love to lock myself in the studio after touring. I have so many tracks ready and seeing my recent tracks on the top of so many charts feels like a reward for all the hard work!
You have new music being released on February 21, please tell us about what has influenced the sound and songwriting for the upcoming releases:
I got this vocal in my email and I was immediately hooked on it, I started making the production and finished it within a few days, but i was still trying to find the right fit with the vocals for this track.
When I showed the track to my girlfriend (she’s an amazing singer from Amsterdam) and she told me she would love to give it a try to see if her voice would be a good fit. It turned out to be the perfect match and that’s how this collaboration came together.
Where and when did you record/produce?
When I got the vocal I was at the airport and I think I made most parts of the production on the plane haha.
What programs/equipment do you use?
I work with FL Studio and a basic studio at home and mostly with my laptop haha. I also work a lot in the STMPD RCRDS studios as well, those studios are really next level.
How do you go about writing and recording music?
I love the journey of how a track comes together because it’s always different. The thing I love about producing music is that there are no rules, creative freedom all the way. Trying out new stuff and surprising fans with new music is the best thing in the world.
You are relaunching your YouTube show, what do you planned?
I want to show the world a more personal side of Julian Jordan. A side they can connect with more. The thing I love about social media is that you can choose what you want to show the world and your audience, but this also means that they never see the whole story. I try to show my personal side and take the viewers with me on this journey in my life. To show that I’m just a human having fun making and playing music all around the world.
You’re playing Ultra Music Miami, how do you prepare for live shows and what do you most enjoy about playing live?
I never actually prepare, because i think it’s important to read the crowd as a DJ.
But I do make sure that I have a ton of new tracks ready when I’m playing festivals like Ultra! Especially when a lot of people are going to check out the set online, it’s important to have the best tracks ready for that!
What do you like to do away from music?
Kickboxing is a big passion of mine, and since I’m touring so much I think the most important thing for me now is to stay in touch with my family and friends after touring.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I’m currently listening to Josh Charm – Trust. Very talented producer!
What’s planned for 2020?
A lot of new music and dope gigs, I think 2019 was about showing the world the ‘Julian Jordan sound’ but 2020 is just about firing all the tracks at the right time.
I just share my love for music with the world and I’ll just keep on doing that every day!
Favourite food and place to hangout?
Amsterdam during the summer and pizza:)