What’s your name?
Hi! My name is Jimmy Clash. 24 years old DJ/Producer from the Netherlands.
What’s your genre of music?
That really varies. I like to make all kinds of dance music, but mostly Big Room and Progressive House.
Give us a little bio about you.
Born in Delft, Dutch youngster Jimmy Clash has established himself as one of the most promising talents in today’s dance music industry. A 24-year old DJ and Producer driven by his desire to make a difference through music, Jimmy is on the right trajectory to break through and shine amongst the other brightest stars in the scene.
What made you go into music?
I’ve always been a creative person. For me it’s really amazing if I’m making something out of nothing and turn the ideas in my head into reality.
You just released your single ‘Forever’, tell us more about the single.
My new song ”Forever” is a collaboration with Korean DJ/Producer Vanto and Swedish singer Maria Mathea. The song is released on Hardwell’s record label Revealed Recordings. The track contains progressive house vibes and a catchy vocal. You should definitely check it out!
What is the meaning behind the single?
The song is about the process you witness when you meet someone new, and that you wanna hold on to that feeling forever.
Describe the track in two words.
Euphoric – energetic
What was the writing process like?
Hey! It all started back in 2017. I met Vanto online through Facebook. He sent me over some drafts he was working on. I really like one of the drafts. After working on it and sending the project back and forth that draft eventually turned out as ‘Golden Skies’, our first track together. A few months later we met each other in person during Ultra South Korea. I had a performance there and Vanto joined me on stage to play ‘Golden Skies’ together. After 1.5 years we’re back with another smash called ‘Forever’.
What was the recording process like?
After we finished the production of ‘Forever’ we sent it to Melissa de Kleine. She is the songwriter on the song. When she finished writing the lyrics she arranged Maria Mathea to sing the vocals. Eventually the song turned out amazing. I love the vocals on it!
Who did you work with on the single?
As I mentioned I worked with the talented Vanto on the song. A DJ/Producer from South Korea.
Will we see a music video for the track?
There are no plans for a music video as of right now.
Will we see an EP or album and if so, what can we expect?
The past few months I’ve been very busy in the studio to provide all the new songs for 2020. There are a lot of new tunes coming next year!
What shows do you have coming up?
For 2019 ends I still have some shows in Asia. I’m gonna tour in China, Thailand and Myanmar. Looking forward to it!
What else can we expect in 2019/Early 2020?
There’s a huge record coming together with Maarten Vorwerk in early 2020, super excited for that one!
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists?
As I mentioned there’s a collab with Maarten Vorwerk finished. Furthermore I’ve been working on new projects with Wolfpack and with Julian Jordan to name a few.
Do you play any instruments?
Unfortunately not. Luckily throughout the years I acquired a lot of knowledge about chord progression.
Who are your biggest influences?
Calvin Harris and Avicii.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
A creative process is the most beautiful process there is, you are charged with inspiration and everything falls into place when working on a new song. There is no one particular way to approach a new project. Sometimes a melody pops up in your head, sometimes you come across a nice useful sample and sometimes you come up with a unique combination of certain music genres. In the process of making music there are no rules, and thats why I like it so much. Endless creativity.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Of course I have a lot of goals I’d like to achieve in the coming years; such as better music productions, more shows, bigger stages. But the thing the most matter for me is to make people happy. It sounds cheesy, but this the reason why I started this. If I’m looking into the crowd and I see people with flags and boards with my name and face on it, that’s a motivation that I have to keep doing what I’m doing.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I like to watch football, play video games and have quality time with family and my do.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?
Tiesto – Lethal Industry
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Be creative in your music, practise a lot, read books about music, watch ”how to” tutorials, stay humble, be nice to anyone and the rest will follow automatically.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Always be yourself, always follow your heart and make the music you like. Don’t follow trends, be unique.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
”Steve Jobs was a pioneer of digital music. But when he went home, he listened to vinyl”. – The meaning behind this quote is that I love to produce dance music, but at the end of the day I mostly listen to 70’s and 80’s.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
I live in a small village called Wateringen, there’s not really much to do there. Although Wateringen is based next to the Hague. That’s one of the biggest cities in Holland. If you’re on vacation in the Hague, you should definitely check out de Pier (Scheveningen) or go to Amsterdam. It’s not that far and there are a lot of fun things to do!
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? Home
2/ Who do you see first? My dog (sorry mom)
3/What do you eat first? Dutch food
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
USB stick with all the music on it
One of my custom made jackets
Lots of excitement