We asked 5 questions from our most recent signing Bryan Jong
1. How did it all start for you?
I was already into music since I was a kid, but the very first time I could actually make my own was after I bought “music 2000” at a record shop in 1999. It’s a program that lets you make music using very bad samples and beats, but it was very fun to do. my mom often yelled to turn down the volume. I always felt the need to create something. I went to film school in Amsterdam where I made the soundtracks for my own films. I think it’s just the way I express myself.
2. Your biggest influence?
My biggest influences are coming from 80s new wave bands like New Order and such. They where the ones that made electronic (rock) music popular to the masses. My second biggest influencer with more advanced electronic music production would be Jon Hopkins. He turned Electronic music into art. The way he combines dance music with ambient is fascinating, it takes me to higher levels.
3. Who you want to work with?
That would definitely be Jon Hopkins. We would make the best ambient dance track ever.
4. What track never gets old?
Open Eye Signal by Jon Hopkins is the best electronic track ever made in my opinion. I still listen to it everyday. It never gets old. It’s too far ahead of its time to even be considered old. It’s so transcending.
5.Where is the electronic music scene heading?
I think electronic music will become a lot simpler than it is now, not in a bad way, but in a less is more way. The Blaze is a good example of that. Simple, yet very calculated. It’s really hard to tell though, electronic music is quite limitless in term of production.