Exclusive interview: New Dance Music Friday featuring Jay Hardway
Jul 28, 2017
We proudly present the New Dance Music Friday feature, your weekly update on all newly released dance tracks, brought together on one amazing Spotify playlist. Featured this week (among many others): Jay Hardway! He released his brand new single 'Need It' this week, and provides the list with some musical tips, and tells all about it in this exclusive interview.
Hey, you just released your new single 'Need It'. How did you create this?
"I started this project about two years ago. I had several versions of the track and I already tested some of them, until I went back to older versions of the project in my studio and found the one with the retro style, which is the one that resulted into this end result. After I finished the music I worked with friends and songwriters Dennis Baffoe, Rupert Blackman en Tim Boomsma who immediately got the right vibe for the track and came up with these great vocals. I am really proud of this track!"
What does this record say about your musical evolution as an artist?
"This track makes me realize I have a lot more confidence in the way I produce my music. I don't rely on trends or hypes that much, but I rather look more closely to what I like personally and try to make that work in the music I make."
The EP is featured on Spinnin’s New Dance Music Friday playlist. How important is Spotify to you?
"Spotify is a BIG platform and a great way to reach people. It's easier for my fans to have all my music in one place, and there is a really big new audience on Spotify, which is discovering all kinds of new music. Personally, I love that the most about Spotify; getting to know/hear new music I normally wouldn't listen to."
Which recently released dance tracks should definitely be added to New Dance Music Friday?
Purple Haze - 'Neiloj'
Justice - 'Pleasure (Live)'
Lost Frequencies & Netsky - 'Here With You'
Bougenvilla - 'Onik'
Oliver Heldens - 'Ibiza 77' (Rootkit Remix)
[Please note this playlist will change a week after this post]
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