Jazzy Jazzy (aka J. Tijn) is a 20 year old music producer, and have one release coming out on Heny G’s Gangsta Boogie Music label. Having had bookings all over Europe, and been in the studio alongside, Quest and R1 Ryders , he still hasn’t had an official release. I’m pretty sure Jazzy is one to watch for the rest of the year and also 2012, as things can only get bigger for him. We sat down with him and here’s what he said…
1. How long have you been producing for?
Just over 5 years.
2. What made you start?
Well it was really a mixture of boredom, curiosity & not being totally satisfied with the music available to me at the time. It was the summer holiday, I was playing football alot but then coming home and having nothing to do. I’d heard about FL Studio (Fruityloops as it was called then) from various people and the idea of being able to combine the elements of my parents music i liked with Grime was really appealing so i decided to hunt down a copy and go from there.
3. What do you use to produce your tracks?
FL Studio 10 now but I have used Reason & very very briefly Logic in the past.
4. Turntables or CDJ’s?
5. Any releases we can look forward to?
There are some releases & remixes in the works, both dubstep and techno.
6. What music are you listening to at the moment?
A lot of Techno as the mix will probably suggest, The Stranglers, Nitzer Ebb, R1 Ryders & Valor or King Valor as i like to call him.
7. Any dj/producer that you look up to, and if so, why?
An absolute beast on the decks. He can make me enjoy tunes I hate with the combinations he comes up with.
Consistantly innovative for close to 20 years while so many of his generation have completely disappeared or fallen into making generic minimal.
8. Any advice to those starting out DJing/producing?
It’s a cliché but honestly just be yourself and make what you like. I’d also say take onboard the criticisms of others but remember your opinion is the most important.
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