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INTERVIEW: Jumpa

Hi Jumpa, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey VENTS! I’m good, thanks. Just working a lot at the moment so I don’t really get a lot of sleep but I want to appreciate my creative mood and its definitely worth it.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Pull Up”?

“Pull Up” is my first club song this year and a little bit harder than my previous work. However, I love the bounce of this one and the people went crazy to it, when I played it live at the last show.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

To be honest there wasn’t a particular event. I was just doing some more instrumental based, hard electro and trap stuff for the festivals this year. I was really in the vibe when I did it.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

No, not at the moment.

How was the recording and writing process?

I went into the studio quite late that day and had no idea what I should work on, so I just started with a  bouncy drum loop and added all the synths. At 4am I was finished and in the next days I was mixing a lot, changed a lot of sounds and was just fucking around with it to be super happy. When I got the 1st Master Version of it from my Engineer Lex Barkey, I was recognizing that my mix was totally shit. So, I had to push back the release and mix it again. But I’m really happy now with this one.

What role does Germany play in your writing?

Germany as a country does not really inspire me. It’s more Berlin as a city that is inspiring me every day. When I came to Berlin four years ago, I was 100% into Rap music and didn’t really care about other genres. Since then I was listening more and more to EDM, POP and all my musical influences became different. When I go to the studio I don’t think “Today I’ll make a pop or hip hop song” I just try to do what I want and mix different genre Elements, if it fits to the song.

After the success of your previous work – were you any nervous while working on your new single?

I had a time some months ago where I thought “Oh my next single has to be as successful as the ones before or otherwise it’s a flop” or I thought I have to make music which works both on Spotify and on festivals. But these thoughts stopped my creativity so I disengaged from it after a while. Right now, I’m actually doing what I want. One day it is an electronic club song and the other day it’s a pop song or whatever.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Yeah I’m having a lot of stuff in my pipeline. There are coming several singles this year and maybe an EP. I also produce the single from a newcomer called “Muntu,” who I just signed to my label “Peak Nice”

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

There is no release date for an EP at the moment. But there will be a Single featuring Muntu at the End of July, called “Let You Go”. We also shot a video for it in Spain/Marbella.

Any plans to hit the road?

There is no tour planned or anything but I’ll play some festivals this year in Germany.

What else is happening next in Jumpa’s world?

I think to make the next step you have to get better. So I’m always working on myself. I work on my skills as a producer; my sound design, my mix etc. I’m still watching Youtube tutorials to learn;  just the way I did, when I started making music with 12.

So the next steps are to keep releasing stuff. You can definitley expect a lot of music this year.

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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