5 QUESTIONS with J-KRAKEN
What Inspires and Motivates you?
I’m inspired by many things not limited to listening to music created by my favorite producers/artists, long drives down by California’s coast, rainy weather, tea, and video games. The dream of one day being able to do what I love for a living motivates me like no other. I’m also very grateful to have an incredible support system in my family, friends, and my wonderful girlfriend. They’re all awesome and I love them.
What’s the best part of what you do?
There are those moments when I’m making music, and I’ll write something that just clicks. It could be a melody, a riff, a crazy bass sound, whatever.. and in that moment, I’m just filled with immense joy and I’ll proceed to dance around my room awkwardly. I live for those kinds of moments. Also, worth mentioning is the feel of sharing my music with others. Nothing is more gratifying than people getting stoked on what you do.
What new projects are you working on?
I’m currently working on a few progressive/tropical house remixes of some kewl songs. I also want to start writing an original song as well! As much as I love doing remixes of popular music, as of late, I’ve really been craving that feel of writing something super personal, as well as something that’ll help define my sound as a producer. I’m excited.
Does a specific state of mind or mood generate your best work?
I tend to create my best work when I’m well rested and/or highly caffeinated. I drink a lot of coffee or tea when I produce, depending what time of the day it is. As far as mood goes, I have these Christmas lights setup around my studio. They create this warm, dreamy atmosphere (especially at night) that sets the mood for music making.
What can we expect from you in the near future?
A lot more music for sure! At the moment, my near-future goal is to get an original song of mine signed by one of my favorite EDM labels. I’d also love to DJ more shows where I live. EDM is still relatively small over here, but the fans are super passionate about it all. WORD.