Friday, 23 June 2017

// Interview // Catching up with ASJOCKERS


Tom Neevo and Joris Barston formed the duo Asjockers, and started producing tracks in 2013. Thanks to varied productions and shows based on stage presence and public participation, the Jockers have emerged from the crowd.

Now supported by big names (such as Maeve Carter and Mercer), these 20-year-old Dj's are already marking the spirits of the clubs they visit with awesome graphics, constant new musical discoveries, amazing shows, and good humor.

Thanks to their universe, the nation of Jockers never stops growing and fans never miss a single one of their appointments.


We hooked up with Asjockers and had a chat about music, production and the bright looking future ahead.

Hi there, how are you and what are you up to today? 
We’re fine, just preparing our tour with the team!

To those not familiar with you, how would you describe your sound?
Actually, we just produce that’s what makes us happy and groove, but we can play many different styles during a live set, so our sound is... Bass, Groove, and Bass!!!

What are the 5 albums that have influenced you the most?
Maybe not a full albums but some tracks of a few artists like Madeon, Dj Snake, Damien N-drix, Brohug & Loge21

Which other artists are you into at the moment and why?
Malaa, because his bass comes from another world. Damien N-drix again, because he's from France and he can conquer the world with his tracks! Bruno Mars, because he can make you cry and dance in one track! Future, because hip hop and trap is in all of our tracks... At the moment we’re just into "global music"!

Are there any key pieces of equipment that you are using to define your sound?
A sound card, good monitorings, a keyboard (optional if you're a genius) and HUGE inspiration! That's the secret!

What would you say some of the challenges artists face today in the music industry?
Never forget how you got here!

Where do you gather songwriting inspiration? 
The bedroom, when the chill is maximum!!

Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting your music together?
I sing a melody inside my head, and when I have the perfect beat, or rhythm, or just a track (for me), I run into the studio and give life to them!

What’s the best gig you have ever done and why?
InterBDE Festival! We had the chance to meet Chocolate Puma, Bassjackers, Tom Tyger and just the crowd.... Wow, that was the craziest festival!

And the worst?
We never had a really "bad gig", but at Le Chat Noir (Dijon), it wasn’t about the club (the club and the staff were really, really great), but we played just after the terrorist attack in France. So we had a bad feeling during the set,and the crowd too. So, not the worst, but the saddest, and trying to have a party when the country is crying... that is really difficult.

 If you weren't a musician what would you be?
A sketch artist, or chef, or athlete... I don't know! There are so many things I would love to be!

Do you have any particular gigs or festivals that you dream about playing?
Tomorrowland is the biggest electronic music festival so, that will be the best! But we love to play in clubs, because you don’t have this huge distance between you and the crowd, and you're not alone in your DJ booth! You can interact directly with people, so we would love play in Hï ibiza for that.

If you could perform alongside any other band or artist, living or dead, who would it be?
Linkin Park!

Do you have any information regarding upcoming releases, projects or gigs in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
We’ve just finished a remix of Migos - Bad & Boujee which will be in free download very soon. We’re also preparing to go on a world tour starting on June 24th in Croatia!

But if you want to know more, just follow us on social media!
https://www.facebook.com/pg/AsjockersMusic
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=asjockers
https://soundcloud.com/search?q=asjockers

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