Joel Corry Hates a Savaged Haircut

British DJ, producer, and TV personality, Joel Corry, caught up with us at the Nexus Radio Lounge at the K-Swiss Pop Up at ADE Amsterdam last year to talk about his latest projects, his ADE experience, and to take our Take 5 quiz.

Joel Corry came to musical prominence in 2019 with the release of his single “Sorry,” which featured vocals from Haley May. The single reached number 6 on the UK singles chart. This year, Corry released two more singles, “Lonely” and “Head & Heart,” both of which were instant hits, with “Head & Heart” staying at number 1 on the UK singles chart for six weeks.

While he was in the studio with us, Joel told us that although he’s visited ADE as a raver before, his 2019 appearance was his first as a performer

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On what inspires him when he writes music, he said:

“Oh god, that’s so good. I think, I’ve come from a DJ background. I’ve been DJing since I was young. So, I’ve always, whenever I write music, the first thing in my mind is, “does it work in a club?” I’m always club-focused, so I think I’m inspired, to be honest with you, by nightlife, by club DJing, and by that moment being in the club where I see the crowd going off.”

When asked what he would change if he could start again, Joel told us:

“If I could start again, I’d probably get rid of some of the dodgy haircuts I’ve had. Cuz some of them pictures are haunting me, I’ve had a few dodgy trims.”

On how he handles jet lag, Joel said:

“Um, you know what? I don’t have a problem with missing sleep. I love touring, so over the years I’ve just adapted to the no sleep thing, so I don’t get effected by it. I really don’t. I go into like ‘robot mode.’ In the summer I did like 85 shows, and over 120 flights, in four months. It was like two flights a day, so I just like go past that point.”

Check out the interview here, and find out what Joel’s most highly recommended hangover cure is, which three DJs he’d take with him if he was stranded in the Amazon, and what the Joel Corry K-Swiss shoe would look like if he got to design one.

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