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How and when did you get started with producing/What DAW do you use?

I was like 11 or 12 when I first got into producing. I use to rap and sing but didn’t really know any producers at the time to supply beats so I downloaded a demo of FL Studio & Reason and taught myself how to produce.

How did you come up with ‘JayyFresh’ as your DJ alias?

There was this substitute teacher in high school that could never pronounce or spell my name right and after like a million attempts; he ended up just calling me J so it stuck. I added FRESH when I started producing because I wanted to bring something new and unique to the dance scene….something FRESH.

Where does your inspiration for a track come from?

I’m always humming and singing throughout the day and sometimes I’ll hum or sing a melody that I really like, so I’ll record it on my phone, then take it home and remake it and turn it into a track little by little.

Which DJs/Producers are your biggest inspirations?

I’d have to say Deorro, because I watched him grow from a couple hundred followers to the legend that he is now and we both started out in Dutch House/Melbourne Bounce around 4 years ago, so he paved the way for guys like me. Another would be Chuckie, I love that Dirty Dutch sound and he’s the one that really got me into producing the style of music I do now.

Any upcoming releases or collabs you can tell us about?

My REVOLT EP is coming out in the next couple weeks! I’ve spent the last year working on it and I’m really proud of how it sounds as a whole. I have a lot of singles and collabs coming out before and after that also, including a few with Treyy G and my good friends Fro Effeckt, MIXINIT & Andy Mas so be on the lookout for those.

How do you balance out working a real job while trying to produce music at the same time? You have seen a pretty solid amount of success…are you just waiting for that one record to pop to fully immerse yourself into the industry?

Oh man, it’s hard but I do my best. For me, music is my priority and my job is a hobby haha. When I get home from work, I’ll stay up until 3 or 4am working on music then show up to work at 7 am in complete zombie mode. It always pays off in the end though. As for my success, I’m always staying busy and being patient. I don’t want to rush anything. If I blow up, that would be awesome but if it never happens, I’ll still be doing the same thing I am now. I just love making music….the rest to me is just a bonus.

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Jayyfresh has been going strong for a long time. I know you have lots of experience behind the laptop screen. What’s the best advice you can give to an up and coming producer?

Stay humble and keep working. Produce as much as you can and perfect whatever sound you’re going for and last but not least, try new things and don’t be afraid to be unique!

Any predictions for the future of Electronic Dance Music?

Can’t really say…dance music is always evolving and re-inventing itself. I’m just along for the ride.

What can we expect from ‘Jayyfresh’ in 2014?

Tons of new tracks and lots of shows! I don’t really want to say 2014 is my year because that’s lame, but so far 2014 is looking pretty promising for me.

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How do you stay fit while on the road?

I usually just do a bunch of pushups before my show and make sure I jump around a lot during my set.

Would you say exercise helps improve your creativity in the studio?

Definitely! I always hop around and rage when I’m making a track so that helps put that energy into a track.

Favorite inspirational quote if any?

“Work in silence and let your success speak for you.”