Hailing from Germany, DJ and producer Jumpa is leading the charge on a fresh wave of talent flooding out of the European electronic music scene. Considering the musical diversity in his productions it comes as no surprise that Let You Go is yet again coming from a different place, one that might best be described as a commercial pop dance track, with a strong sense of summer and emotions.
Wrapped into Jumpa‘s distinct sonic environment, Muntu‘s feature then is a brilliant choice for the heartfelt and desperate theme of the track, the story of letting go of someone although every inch of you wants the contrary. The blend of an uplifting vibe with a sense of despair, makes Let You Go the perfect summer anthem.
Having accumulated a sturdy following off the back of his breakthrough track Yallah with Reddy Roc, Jumpa continues to win the gaze of music lovers all over the globe. He’s already co-written songs with the likes of Kelvyn Colt, Reece, Noëp, Muntu, Danyiom, Dillistone, ILIRA, Moli and Kinetics (of Airplanes fame with B.O.B.), flexing a creative muscle often overlooked by artists way beyond his years.
The future is bright for Jumpa – get on board with his sound by checking out Let You Go featuring Muntu, available from 20th July 2018 on his own label Peak Nice.
In addition, we have sit with the emerging artist to discuss the new single and more!
Hi Jumpa, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Hey Vents! Thanks for having me again. I’m very good, been busy in the studio working on some very exciting stuff coming up soon.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Let You Go”?
I produced the song last year. It was one of the first sessions with Muntu, the singer featured on Let You Go. He came to Berlin for a couple of days to work and we did like five songs. He’s an amazing artist and songwriter.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Not really. The song just came out of a summer vibe, to be honest.
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
We went to Malaga/Spain for a week to shoot two videos. one of which is going to be released later this year. It was crazy. First, the flight from our camera guys got cancelled. So, the timing was off right from the start. Then, as you probably know, there are usually like four days of rain a month in Malaga. We, however, got all of them in one week, haha. In the end though I’m really happy with these rainy shots in the video. Adds some great imagery to the kind of desperate mood of the song.
How was the recording and writing process?
Muntu, Ilira and me wrote this song at the Red Bull Studios in Berlin. I already had the instrumental they did the melody and the lyrics and I recorded all of it. A couple of days later I finished the first version. I went ahead and changed the production a bit like four months ago when we knew we were going to release it.
What was it like to work with Muntu and how did that relationship develop?
It’s always nice to work with him. He is one of the most talented young guys I know. That’s why I signed him to my label Peak Nice. We’ll be working a lot together for both our music.
How much did he get to influence the song?
To be honest, I think it was more me who influenced him to get out of his comfort zone and try some different melodies and I forced him to get a little bit more „poppy“, haha.
Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else rather than on your own?
I think it really depends on the artist. Some artists are more flexible than others. But I really try to get different influences from the artists I work with. It’s important that both vibes come out in the song, not only the one from the producer or the singer. Otherwise the collaboration would make no sense.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Yeah definitely. I’m releasing some singles now. There are two more coming with Muntu in different combinations with other artists. Can’t say too much right now. But I’m always working in the studio creating new music and trying to release it.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
The next single will be out next month. Can’t mention the title though, sorry.
Any plans to hit the road?
Yes, definitely. Have quite a few festival shows in Germany coming up and just played a huge festival called Airbeat One.
What else is happening next in Jumpa’s world?
Currently working on new singles for me but also producing stuff for other artists.