Exclusive Interview With Jayddyn

12 April 2018 - - - The DJ List


Jayddyn is responsible for a wicked new remake of "Save Tonight," and brings on board singer Pearl Andersson for it. To get a better idea of how the track came to life, we spoke to the producer.

Good to have you! Please tell us a little about yourself… who are you and where are you currently based?

Thanks for having me! I am a producer and DJ from Berlin, which I consider my musical hometown.

How long have you been making music? What made you first want to write it?

I started out making music in school and never quit ever since. The first time I got introduced to a music program (DAW) by a friend I was instantly intrigued by the creative power it can give you, without the dependence on other musicians. So, I guess it kind of played to my urge to be in control of everything. Haha.

What do you enjoy most about producing? What difficulties does it sometimes bring?

Producing can be a tedious and lonely job sometimes, but there is always this magic moment when you feel like you have cracked the code of the song and after that everything seems to fall into place.

Do you surroundings inspire your music? How would you sum up the signature Jayddyn sound?

Yes, very much so! Berlin has a great music history, from the first techno clubs in the early 90s to the Love Parade to today's incredibly rich and diverse music scene. So I would say the most distinct constant of this city is change. Being inspired by this fact I don’t really feel the urge to cultivate a certain sound. Quite to the contrary, as an ever evolving thing I hope my music reflects in some way the constant change of my hometown.

Are you pleased with how “Save Tonight” has turned out? Have you always loved the original?

Covering such a classic can be a double-edged sword. As a huge fan of the original I wanted to pay tribute to it, but at the same time give myself enough creative freedom to come up with something new and exciting - that adds a new facet to the song. I am very happy with how it turned out!

How did you first meet Pearl Andersson and get to know her music?

A producer friend introduced me to her and her music. After hearing her voice I knew right away she would be the perfect feature.

Where do you see your sound progressing over the coming months/years?

That is hard to predict for two reasons: 1. When it comes to sound I am constantly swayed and inspired by my environment. So I pretty much let my gut decide what to do next. 2. I don’t want to spoil the surprise for myself. LOL.

If you could work with any artist (alive or dead) on a track, who would you choose and why?

Good question. There are so many! When it comes to style, I think Dua Lipa is pretty spot on! Great artist! So is Julia Michaels. Her voice always gets me.

What can we expect from you next? What are your dreams for this year?

I am constantly working on new music, so I hope I can share more stuff soon. For now I am really enjoying the ride with all the great feedback I get for “Save Tonight!” There are also a couple of remixes I will be working on and hopefully I will be able to do some shows later this year.

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Alana Schulz

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