Today we’re gonna have a closer look at the internationally successful Dutch producer and DJ Joeysuki. Since 2006 this guy has provided us with fresh high-quality house tunes from Amsterdam. Now, 6 years later, his tracks like ‘Dig it all (ft. Hardwell)‘ or ‘Hidden Sound‘ go around the world and so does Joeysuki himself: he has toured through South Africa, Indonesia and Europe and there’s surely more to come.
Famous DJs like Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki, Thomas Gold and many others keep supporting Joeysukis tracks and underline the reputation Joeysuki has in the international music scene.
His latest release is called ‘Kiwistick’ and is about to hit the global clubbing scene. On that occasion he also agreed to face the questions I had for him about his life and career. So there it is, a Interview with Joeysuki:
1. Maezmusic: Do you still remember your first gig? What was it like?
Joeysuki: Yes I still remember! I was nervous as hell, it was in a little cafe in my hometown with a maximum capicity of 200 persons. I had to play the whole night and was scared that I didn’t had enough music haha. At the end it was an amazing experience!
2. M: Your last release is called ‘Kiwistick’ what’s the story behind that name? And who gave you the release-cake?
J: Well here’s the short story. I had a fruitbowl with a USB stick in it but there we’re some old kiwi’s laying in there aswell which were rotten on the stick! On that stick were a few drafts of never ended projects of mine. And the stick also included the theme of Kiwistick! I got the cake of a friend of mine which helps me with my marketing, just to celebrate the succes! How nice?
3. M: You’ve produced some tracks with Hardwell and Firebeatz, do you guys also hang out together?
J: Yes they are good friends of mine. I think it’s important that you have a strong connection with eachother to make good music!
4. M: The music you play in your DJ-sets mainly is dutch electro and similar stuff, but what kind of music do you like in private?
J: Well I listen to all kinds of music. It depends in what mood i’m in. I can listen to opera, hiphop, reggea and the list goes on, but I definatly listen to house music the most.
5. M: What is the best thing about your job?
J: Doing what I like the most, every single day!!
6. M: What would be your job if you weren’t doing what you actually do?
J: Ehm.. good one! I guess I wouldbe studying for a ‘normal’ job. I never knew what I wanted to become untill I found out about house music!
7. M: You update facebook a lot and twitter every other time, has social media become more important than playing live in order to recruit a strong fan-base?
J: I think it’s important to have a strong connection with my fanbase because they are the people who support you and make it possible for me to live like this. Via social media I get to know what they wanna hear, what they like or don’t like and sometimes I want to do something back for them. I just gave away a free download of a new bootleg of mine to show my respect and say thank you. I guess social media has become a very important thing of this business but nothing can beat a good live performance which will you will remember a life time.
8. M: What do you think about mashups – crime or cream?
J: No, it’s a great thing! You will get a diverse vision of 1 track which makes it possible for several DJ’s to play it in there sets. It’s cool to see so many people being creative!
9. M: You’ve been touring through South-Africa back in 2010, where will you go next?
J: Where my music takes me! I’ve already been back to South Africa again and also did a tour in Indonesia. That’s also a great thing about this job, you can see a lot of the world and meet a lot of new people and you never know where you’ll end up next week haha.
10. M: Finally what is you special tip for all those upcoming producers out there?
J: Keep on having faith in what you do! My opinion is that GOOD music will always find it’s way to the right spot. Sometimes it can take longer than you might hope but keep having faith and things will end good. I know it’s a hard path you have to walk on but faith will lead you to the top!
Thank you Joeysuki! - For more visit: www.joeysuki.com
*Um das Interview nicht seinem originalen sprachlichen Rahmen zu entreißen, ist dieser Artikel ausnahmsweise in Englisch verfügbar.