Interview with Jordan Burns - Reverly Agency | Fashion Weekly

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I first started playing guitar in grade 3 and have been involved in music since. In high school I played in bands and learnt several different instruments. As I got older I started listening to electronic music and eventually started to produce my own.

Who were your early passions and influencers?

Its hard to pinpoint one influence. I have influences from a range of different genres. From Pink floyd and blink 182, to Ajax and Bart B More.

Can you give us any insight about your new EP?

At this point I can't give too much away. All the vocalists I am working with are amazing and I'm super excited to get it out.

What was it like going from producer to DJ?

The transition was rather easy. Playing and practicing in The MET Coco every weekend has helped me build my experience as a DJ and I have learnt how to play to a room.

What makes a strong transition from one track to the next?

Clean beat matching and mixing in key is essential for a good mix/transition.

What feelings or emotions are you trying to evoke with your music?

All the music I create generally has a positive and feel good vibe.

Fashion Weekly Talks with DJ Jordan Burns from Revelry Agency

Do you believe in the possibility of "reading an audience" – and how do you put it into
practice?

Yes definitely. Reading an audience is an essential part of DJing. You need to know what to play and when to play it so you keep the crowd interested and dancing.

What are you listening to at the moment?

Right now I am really into Flight Facilities new album.

What has been a highlight in your career so far?

Signing with Revelry is definitely a highlight. Also Tiesto playing a remix of mine on his podcast twice is up there.

What is one thing you would change about the current local music scene?

A better appreciation of house music. It is slowly getting better.

What are your music predictions?

House music is definitely on the rise. People like Tchami and Oliver Heldens making 'future house' are paving the way with a new fresh sound.

What is one thing the music industry has taught you?

Be selective of who you work with.

What advice do you have for people wanting to break into the industry?

Work hard. As standard as that sounds. You can't sit around waiting for things to happen, you need to work to achieve your goals.

What's next for you?

Making a lot more music and playing shows. I am really excited for everyone at Revelry Agency. 2015 is going to be a massive year.