Dynamic and multi-faceted creative muso Jordz honours Arteq with our 69th podcast. The singer DJ comprises a delicate mix with seamless transitions, passing through deep and chugging electronic music. Get ready to be absolutely in love with this one.
Jordz is a music producer, vocalist, and DJ, and has been making a steady rise in popularity the last 24 months, playing major festivals and clubs around Australia.
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What direction did you take on the podcast?
If you’ve seen me live, you’ll know I like to start calm and really delve deep into the tension of the music - and that’s just what I did on my mix for Arteq. It starts with Thea’s ‘Foreign Shores’ which has some really great sound design - the bass is tension filled, the elements all fit so perfectly together, and then you get this lovely breakdown with a euphoric lead alongside sounds of the ocean. I increase the tracks tempo to really get you geared up for what’s to come. As the mix goes on, you’ll enter a lovely sonic space fueled by artists such as Enamour, Good Gum, Nora En Pure, Eli & Fur, as well as Australian artists including DJ Fuel and The Journey.
Why did you decide to go this way?
Melodic techno is the bread to my butter, in this case the butter being organic elements scattered throughout the mix. I love starting in one place and ending up somewhere else, because by the end, you aren’t where you started. It’s almost meditative.
What did you use to record this mix?
I used my XDJ RX3 for this one! It’s such a neat controller.
What drives you to DJ?
Positively impacting others. That’s 100% what I’m in it for. Music has helped me so much, I hope to help others with it. Getting to hear good music on loud sound systems is also great, you feel it through your whole body.
What is the favourite gig you have played and why?
Oh gosh - I can’t decide! I’ve played so many cool ones - I recently opened This Never Happened for Le Youth, Sultan + Shepard and PARIS, the energy in that room was really incredible. A big shoutout to the Melbourne Anjuna Fam at my most recent set alongside Nox Vahn, too - absolutely unmatched energy.
What’s in the pipeline for the rest of 2023?
Next up, I’m playing alongside Kasper Koman (Lost & Found) which is super exciting. More to be announced, Summer is looking really fun.
What do you see for yourself in the next 3-5 years? What have you accomplished?
Going by the current trajectory, things are steadily increasing, so I hope to continue going this way and just keep growing as an artist. I also have so many releases lined up, it’s just about deciding where to put them now. It’ll be cool to see what collaborations are to come, too. Lastly, I’ve created live sets for my songs now, so you’ll be seeing live Jordz sets incorporating vocals and instrumentation in the near future.
There’s 10 minutes left before the world self destructs, what song do you put on?
Probably New Sky by RÜFÜS DU SOL. I’ve been listening to it on repeat since it came out (almost 5 years now), and I find that the meaning/my interpretation of the song changes over time, and it always seems to fit every situation. I’m sure it would still manage to make sense during an end of the world scenario.
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