We caught up with music producer Jonas Blue to chat about his career, his secret addictions and who he’d like to collaborate with…
Tell us about yourself…
I started out as a musician around 7/8 years old. Then when I got to high school my friends made it very clear being a musician was really un-cool so I became a DJ around 11 years old. It was about a year in that I realised I wanted to play my own music and not other peoples. So being a musician then a DJ and putting 2+2 together led to me being a producer.
I got my first piece of software free in a cereal box and never looked back!! My mum & dad were huge influences on me musically. They used to play Pop, RnB, Disco, Soul, Funk, Jazz and Middle Eastern music all the time. All of that really inspired my musical palette today!
What’s your secret addiction?
Too many things but Synths, classic British comedy (Only Fools & Horses / Fawlty Towers) & chocolate!
Who’s the coolest person you’ve met so far?
David Guetta. He’s one of my idols and it was nice that he was so humble and just a nice person. It goes a long way.
What’s on the agenda for 2016?
Hopefully another single to round off the year and gigging!
Who would you like to collaborate with and why?
Calvin Harris. I love what he does and think musically we are on the same page and could create something amazing.
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
Emily Ratajkowski & Nicole Mazzocato
Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?
What would your superhero power be?
What’s on your playlist for the rest of the summer?
Jonas Blue ft. JP Cooper – Perfect Strangers
Offaiah – Trouble
Jerome Price – Me Minus You
Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners – This Girl
Quintino x Cheat Codes – Can’t Fight It
The Magician ft Brayton Bowman – Shy
Birdy – Keeping Your Head up (Jonas Blue Remix)
EDX – Roadkill (EDX’s Ibiza Sunrise Remix)
Kideki & George Kwali – Crank It
Jonas Blue ft. Dakota – Fast Car
Wanna know more? Follow Jonas on Instagram @jonasbluemusic
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