Friends from their teenage years, Martin Garrix and Julian Jordan have teamed up for their third collaboration, “Glitch.” Previous releases together include “BFAM” and “Welcome,” the latter of which is still frequently played in both artists’ live sets.
Dancing Astronaut spoke with Jordan in 2017, who went into detail about why Garrix was his favorite person to collaborate with. He said, “We are just really on the same wavelength as artists and kind of approach things the same way. A lot of the time you get in the studio with someone and they just want to do things their way, but with Martin, we work really well together and bounce ideas off of each other.” This is certainly proven true through the multiple hits they have produced together, and “Glitch” is no exception.
The collaboration is upbeat with the progressive electronic synths the duo are known for with tracks like “Welcome.” A swift build culminates in an energy-inducing drop, making it a perfect addition to their collection. Garrix and Jordan started working on the track six years ago and only recently decided to finish it.
Martin Garrix is making sure to keep his momentum moving forward as the final month of 2018 pushes on. This year, Martin has done arguably more than he ever has before. Between over a dozen releases and remixes as well as successfully defending his title as the World’s #1 DJ, Garrix has once again proved
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The track blends a big room backdrop with light vocals and vocal accents the propel the track forward. The build is the focal point of “Zero Gravity,” making for a production that is primed to excel during live performances.
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Julian Jordan has released another hit in the new release with TYMEN, “Light Years Away.” The Dutch producer, who started touring the world at the ripe age of 15, skews more pop with this release, showing his dynamic ability to produce mainstage festival tracks, progressive house, and pop. The song is out now on Jordan’s own label, GOLDKID Records.
TYMEN is an up and coming producer from Amsterdam, and “Light Years Away” flutters the line of progressive house and pop with catchy upbeat vocals with an interesting progressive drop. Jordan recently scored a residency at Omnia, and will be making US appearances in 2018 between the San Diego and Las Vegas locations.
Dutch DJ and Producer Julian Jordan started touring the world at the age of 15 and has not stopped since. Now 22 years old, Jordan has expanded beyond the DJ booth and started his own record label called GOLDKID Records in addition to launching a fashion line. It takes many artists a lifetime to achieve what Jordan has done in seven short years, however, the producer has an energetic and optimistic disposition despite an admittedly heavy workload.
We got to speak to Julian about growing up in the spotlight, his friendship with Martin Garrix, and his foray into fashion, among other things. While he is currently touring in Europe, he will be taking his #Playon tour to the US starting with a headlining show at Las Vegas’s Omnia Nightclub on September 26. We learned that one of Julian’s favorite things about touring is playing new music so that he can get a real time reaction to what fans think of the songs. Be sure to get your tickets to his upcoming show where he will be previewing multiple new IDs, and read our full interview with him below.
You started touring at 15. Do you ever feel like you missed out on being a normal teenager?
Yeah. It was crazy because when I started touring it was all international, so I was traveling all over really quickly. I definitely missed out on some of the time with friends most people have growing up. It’s funny now though because I am booking a lot more shows close to home, so I am actually getting to see friends more now and live more of that life that I missed out on earlier.
You once said that you like to think outside of the box, and that what inspires you are other artists who do that as well. Who are some of the artists who inspire you?
I would have to say Pharrell. I love his music and he is incredibly innovative. I really love his stuff, and he has always been a huge inspiration for me.
Of all of your collaborations, do you have a favorite person that you have worked with?
I would have to say Martin Garrix. We are just really on the same wave length as artists and kind of approach things the same way. A lot of the time you get in the studio with someone and they just want to do things their way, but with Martin we work really well together and bounce ideas off of each other.
You guys grew up friends right?
Yeah it’s funny– we met each other online as we were getting into music, and I would brag to him about this music school I was in. Then he eventually actually joined my class at school, and we went to school together for a few years. He’s one of my good friends
Is there someone you haven’t worked with yet that you would really like to?
I would say Tiesto. He was one of my biggest inspirations growing up and still is to this day. When I was 5,6, and 7 years old listening to music, he was already spinning, and he brought a lot of attention to our country in terms of the music scene. He is definitely a big inspiration for me.
If you weren’t a DJ, what would you be doing?
I don’t know… I mean I always wanted to be an entertainer and be in the spotlight. In school, I would rap on the playground and loved entertaining people. When I found music, that fell into place where I could do something that I love and entertain those around me. But I always like trying new things and I think musically I would like to do something unexpected moving forward, like work with a rock band or something different like that.
Is fashion something you have always been interested in? Or did you learn you were interested in it once you started working on your Chasin’ collaboration?
I have always been interested in it because fashion is an important part of being an entertainer. This isn’t a collaboration where we sat down and had a meeting and did the collaboration. I was just hanging out with them and we were throwing out ideas, and that is where the collaboration was born.
When you aren’t touring or in the studio, what are you doing with your time?
Well that’s hard to answer because I feel like touring and being in the studio is already a really hard thing to balance. I would say I’m usually on my couch and spending time with my family if I am not in the studio. It’s really hard being able to see them and spend time with them, so I use every moment I can get outside of work to be with friends and family.
We got a little sneak peak at some of the new music and remixes you have coming out. They are epic. Will fans at your upcoming Omnia show be lucky enough to get a sneak peak as well?
Of course! I always play new music at my shows, and I will definitely be previewing the tracks at Omnia. I always like to play what I have been working on the studio live in front of fans because that is the best way to gauge whether people will like the music or not. Everyone at Omnia is lucky because I am in the studio for a few days right now so I will have a bunch of new stuff to play for them.