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Smash Producer Jonas Blue Plays Zero Gravity Dubai | Interview

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B-Change talks to Jonas Blue ahead of his gig at Zero Gravity Dubai as part of  their power packed winter line-up.

With over 350 million streams behind him, Jonas Blue will be in control on Friday (October 15, 2016) at Zero Gravity Dubai.

Born and raised in London, multi-instrumentalist Jonas Blue has so far taken the music industry by storm. A true dance vibe, but with pop sensibilities, it’s clear to see that he has cleverly crafted a sound which fills the void that so many are craving for.

His debut release Fast Car features the incredible young vocal talent, Dakota and is already a certified global smash. The track is also the number one best selling single of the year from a UK artist so far.

It has also received multi-platinum status across the world, having sold 3 million records, with the official video rapidly closing in on 100 million YouTube streams.

1. With multiple songs peaking across the world, how do you deal with the pressure to belt out hit after hit? 

Honestly, I thrive on the pressure – it gives me focus and inspiration to go into the studio and deliver. I’ve been making music for such a long time that it’s such a natural part of my life, like eating or sleeping (laughs).

I’ve heard.. [Dubai] is a real party crowd, with a mix of expats and locals and a lot of people who work very hard, but also play very hard.

2. Is there a formula to having your song streamed 300 million times on Spotify?

It’s all about having something that grabs people instantly and is unique. I think the vocals are key, both Dakota and JP have special voices that are completely unique to them – that definitely helps. The most important thing is of course the song.

3. Zero Gravity is a pretty special venue. Looking forward to playing to a pool and beach side crowd?

I’ve heard such great things about it. Outdoor parties are always so much fun, nothing beats the vibe of partying in the open air. Actually, when I just starting touring, we made a list of clubs I wanted to perform at and Zero Gravity was top of the list!

4. Any advice to artists who are starting out?

Focus on the music and be passionate about it. Don’t focus on money, make amazing music and the money will come. Be creative and put the hours in. You have to want it more than anything else in life!

 

5. What 3 songs do you currently have on loop?

Offiah – Trouble

 

Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You (my remix!! 🙂

 Tove Loo – Cool Girl

6. What’s in store for your Zero Gravity set?

I have a couple of special edits I’ve done specifically for this party and will be bringing the Jonas Blue energy to Dubai. Don’t expect anything mellow, I’m there to make Zero Gravity rock!!

7. What are your pre-concert rituals?

Nothing particular – I don’t meditate or anything, just like to hang out and hear the dj before me so I know where the vibe is at and which tunes they’ve been dropping.

Here’s what you can expect from Jonas Blue at Zero Gravity:

While working on his own music, Jonas has remixed tracks for the likes of Birdy and Coldplay. On the road, his touring schedule has taken flight in a big way with Jonas playing to huge crowds, from 100,000 people at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City to taking the main stage at the legendary Webster Hall in New York City.

With that said, 2016 will continue to thrive for the London-based producer who has already proven his worth in such a short period of time and across such a global scale.

With a Summer Schedule that will see him play 8 shows at the renowned Ushuaia Club in Ibiza, to playing peak sets at some of Europe’s most illustrious festivals such as Tomorrowland and Lollapalooza, Jonas Blue is fully equipped and ready to launch himself into a lifelong career in music.

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Zero Gravity Dubai Winter Line-Up

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20: VELOCITY PRESENTS XIIAM, ADAM ALDOUS, SOMN3UM AND CHRIS WRIGHT

FRIDAY OCTOBER 21: DXBEACH (FULL LINE-UP TO BE ANNOUNCED)

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22: SUPERNATURAL PRESENTS CRISTIAN VARELA

THURSDAY OCTOBER 27: THE MONSTER HALLOWEEN PARTY

FRIDAY OCTOBER 28: AURORA PRESENTS LOUIE VEGA (3-HOUR SET)

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3: VELOCITY PRESENTS SOMN3UM, XIIAM, ADAM ALDOUS, GREG STAINER AND CHRIS WRIGHT

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4: ONE BIG FRIDAY WITH ERICK MORILLO, MAMBO BROTHERS AND KRAFTY KUTS & A.SKILLZ

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5: SUPERNATURAL PRESENTS KRAFTY KUTS & A.SKILLZ AND PAUL WOOLFORD

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11: AURORA PRESENTS BAKERMAT

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12: SUPERNATURAL PRESENTS MIGUEL CAMPBELL

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17: VELOCITY PRESENTS SOMN3UM, XIIAM, ADAM ALDOUS, GREG STAINER AND CHRIS WRIGHT

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18: DXBEACH (FULL LINE-UP TO BE ANNOUNCED)

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19: SUPERNATURAL PRESENTS JONAS RATHSMAN

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 24: VELOCITY PRESENTS DJ EZ

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25: AURORA PRESENTS THIRD PARTY

THURSDAY DECEMBER 1: VELOCITY PRESENTS SUB FOCUS

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3: SUPERNATURAL PRESENTS PIRUPA

THURSDAY DECEMBER 8: VELOCITY PRESENTS SOMN3UM, XIIAM, ADAM ALDOUS, GREG STAINER AND CHRIS WRIGHT

FRIDAY DECEMBER 9: ONE BIG FRIDAY WITH SAM FELDT & MORE (FULL LINE-UP TO BE ANNOUNCED)

FRIDAY DECEMBER 16: JOURNEY THRU HOUSE WITH TALL PAUL, SEB FONTAINE, DANIELE DAVOLI AND BLACK BOX

SATURDAY DECEMBER 17: SUPERNATURAL PRESENTS ETON MESSY

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