Q&A: Jordan | Soundspace

Q&A: Jordan

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Jordan @ Love & Death, Belfast

We got in touch with Belfast based DJ/Producer Jordan to find out a bit about his proudest moment to date, his thoughts on the educational route when it comes to music and any future plans he has in store! Read on to find out more.


Soundspace:

So who is Jordan?

Jordan:

Jordan is a DJ/Producer/Events Promoter/Part-Time-Music-Tutor


Soundspace:

You started DJing quite young, what made you want to get in the studio?

Jordan:

I started DJing in clubs when I was 13, which was a hefty experience, all that clubland entails is quite exciting. It was around the age of 16 I began to gauge an interest in the work behind the music, and how it was all put together really. I initially got in the studio with Dave Lievense of Psycatron / Cocoon / Planet E fame, who showed me the ropes, introduced me to Cubase, really good coffee and really late parties, and is probably the reason I went in to do a Music Technology Degree shortly after.


Soundspace:

You done a music technology degree, do you think the education route is effective as it should be when it comes to art?

Jordan:

Regarding Music Education, I think education in the field is great if you have that kind of mindset. 80% of what I learnt at uni I disregarded due to being 18, in a never-sleeping city and wanting to go out and hear some really good music. In hindsight that knowledge would be invaluable now, for example full modules on compression and additive/subtractive synthesis I’m having to re-learn through friends or YouTube. So I think in the right context it is a great tool. I work part-time as a music technology tutor as well; not on the same level as the tutors on my course, but introducing youth to the basics of Ableton, Audio Editing, Understanding MIDI etc… and I think the guys doing the courses really appreciate having a second opinion on things and being shown practical techniques.


Soundspace:

Would you say releasing on Noir Music is one of your highlights so far?

Jordan:

The Noir release was definitely a production highlight, though perhaps now it’s not something I would play myself.. I was very in the ‘Kraak & Smaak- Let’s Go Back‘ mindset, but its not something that would fit in my sets now. But getting the Beatport charting and big name support was nice.


Soundspace:

And getting support from artists like Groove Armada and Dyed Soundorom?

Jordan:

It was actually the Noir release that Dyed Soundorom supported, which I didn’t think would be up his street…the Groove Armada support was from a techno release on Excentric so it’s strange on both accounts to see how different artists perceive tracks across genres.


Soundspace:

Any future plans you can reveal at the minute?

Jordan:

Future Plans… I have a twelve inch release coming out next month on Made Fresh Daily, as well as some really exciting guests coming over to my Nocturne parties in Belfast…I’m really looking forward to a Berlin native popping over for the Love & Death 3rd Birthday in September.


Soundspace:

Where can we expect to hear you next?

Jordan:

This month I’m at Thompsons on 19th July for Nocturne Vs Misfit, then The Button Factory in Dublin for Jack with Butch, as well as Nocturne on 19th August and Stiff Kitten at the end of August!


Like Jordan on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/jordanUKmusic


Listen to Jordan – Love You More, out on Noir Music.

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