Responsible for one of 2019’s biggest House records ‘Switch’, Jansons has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting UK producers on the scene right now. As one half of production duo LoveHrtz (alongside Richy Ahmed) and with a strong run of releases on Knee Deep In Sound, Hot Creations, Four Thirty Two and 8bit, Jansons continues to win support the world over from industry peers such as The Martinez Brothers, Jamie Jones, Hot Since 82 and Nic Fanciulli whilst clocking up numerous Beatport Top 10 positions and regular specialist support across BBC Radio 1.
With DJ highlights including Fabric London, Watergate Berlin, BPM Portugal, Hideout Festival, Snowbombing and Warehouse Project, alongside a recent Radio 1 MiniMix, Jansons is a name firmly on the rise as we enter into a new decade in dance music.
WWD: Thanks for talking to us… how have you been doing these last few months?
Hey – I’m doing well thanks. I’m lucky that my studio is close to home. I’ve been working on mixes, live streams and remote engineering for artists. I’ve also been working on remixes and new music and watched a lot of box sets.
WWD: Switch was a huge record for you last year… do you feel any pressure after having a record like that to put something even better/bigger out afterwards?
I’ve actually just finished a follow-up track to Switch with Dope Earth Alien. I definitely felt the pressure with that one but we’re really happy with the track – it’s more of an old skool vibe. Looking forward to getting that out later this year …hopefully it will be as well received!
WWD: What are your most and least favourite parts of production?
I love it all. The least favourite part is when the technology doesn’t want to play along.
WWD: Now that we’re slowly easing out of lockdown, can you see any reasons for optimism about the future of the music industry, and specifically live performance?
I think it’s been a great time for people to pause and reflect, which will mean they will be more focused and sure of the paths they are taking. A lot of creativity has come about and people have been able to flourish, so there will be no shortage of new material and ideas.
WWD: Your remix of Don’t Ask seems to be flying! How did you hook up with the label for the release?
Nothing Else Matters boss, Danny Howard, asked if I was available to do a remix for the label and with all the kind support he’s given me throughout the last year it felt like a good way to say thankyou to him and be part of this release. I’ve previously remixed Steve before for VIVa also so was more than happy to work on this new one too.
WWD: Steve is a bit of a legend, especially in his association with Ibiza. Do you have any memories of seeing him play there?
I’ve seen him a few times in Ibiza but I probably have the best memories from his night, Harlem Nights, at The End in London. Epic sets at one of my favourite former venues.
WWD: It must be frustrating not being able to play this in clubs at the moment… how are you spending your time given there are no gigs? Can we expect a heap of new material from you later this year?
I’ve been keeping very busy production-wise. Next up I’ve got a remix out on Skint Records at the end of this month, the follow-up to ‘Switch’ on Circus and a couple of cool collabs in the works too.
WWD: When the clubs and bars are back open, what’s the first one you’ll be knocking on the door of?
On a personal level, I’m looking forward to getting back in the beer garden of my favourite pub!
WWD: Finally, what one record do you think’s been overlooked so far this year that we should all know about?
Sam Holland – Disco Dancer (Knee Deep In Sound)