At just 17 years old, Julian Jordan is quickly bursting into the dance music scene, at a rock steady pace. With a number of originals and collaborations with talented dance music artists like Sander Van Doorn, Martin Garrix, and more, Julian is on the fast track to joining them at the top of the charts. We got a chance to sit down with him during Miami Music Week before his set at the Spinnin' Records party at Nikki Beach. Check out what he had to say!
How did Beyond Wonderland go?
It was super nice. The crowd was awesome, all the hands were in the air. They’re really open for electronic music, and when I played, they went crazy. So it was awesome!
What are you looking forward to the most while you’re here in Miami?
I was looking forward to the elektro pool party, it was yesterday. I think because there were a lot of young talent, and I got to meet them all. So that was really nice. And I heard on the internet and Twitter, they mentioned me, and I was like “now I can finally meet them.” It was really awesome.
You’ve accomplished so much at such a young age, with some pretty big artists supporting your work, and you got to work with some pretty big artists. At what point did you decide that this is what you wanted to do?
I think when I was 14 years old. I got my first DJ set, and then I was playing tracks and making mixtapes and stuff. But I didn’t have my own tracks in it, and I wanted to make my own tracks and make the crowd move to my own music. So that’s when I started producing on FL Studio. And I think when I was 15 years old, end of 15/beginning of 16, I got a lot of response from labels on my tracks. There was a moment I felt this could be serious. So that’s when I got that in my mind.
How was it working with Sander Van Doorn?
It’s awesome. He’s like a mentor to me. He’s really helping me with productions and with marketing. He’s really good. Since he’s [been] pushing me, the follower count is going up, and the likes on Facebook, and the sound is really better I think, since he pushed me. He helps a lot with mastering and mixing stuff, and making my tracks sound better. So that’s really nice, and I learn a lot from it.
Tell us about your track with Martin Garrix – “BFAM?”
Yeah, it started in the summer of 2012. We worked on the track, we were in the studio. We contacted each other through Twitter, I think. And he said “You can come by,” because it’s like an hour from my house. So I went there and, yeah, there was something.
Where did the name come from?
“BFAM,” I don’t know. We were in trouble with finding a good name. And then, we thought about “Brother from another mother – BFAM”
Tell me about your radio show?
That’s a new concept. We tried it out and it’s really working. A lot of great response, also from my friends. They all play it when they’re studying! And it’s crazy, I feel like, yeah, I want to work on it. There is going to be a lot more. So that’s great.
What is going on in the studio for you at the moment? What can we expect from you this year?
I just finished a new original solo track, and I’m busy with a collaboration with TV Noise and me. Those are friends of mine, and also at Spinnin’ Records. Their collaboration is going to be sick. And more collaborations, I’m still contacting with other DJs and talking, so maybe some future collaborations. And after my India tour, I was in the studio for two days, and also a new solo track.
Do you have plans to tour at all?
Not yet, but maybe! Anything is possible.
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