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Jay Hardway Talks Balancing Work and Private Life

Jay Hardway joined us at the Lounge for  Week 2018.

Jobke Pieter Heiblom otherwise known as Jay Hardway is a Dutch DJ and signed to Spinnin’ Records, his international hit “Wizard,” a collaboration with Martin Garrix, put him on the map and charted in several countries such as Belgium, France and The Netherlands.

Jay confessed that he kicked off Week by enjoying a few drinks at the “ and Friends” party before hitting the media grind. Back at the Lounge, he was in great spirits and ready to take on Dayanna for a staring contest- and winning! Having won the contest- Jay was given the chance to turn the tables on Dayanna by asking her a question from the “bucket of questions.”

Hardway expressed that having a private life and staying creative were two of the biggest struggles in his DJ career:

“Making is a very creative process and that’s always a struggle, so that’s definitely the number one struggle when you start, and even when you are progressing. Second, is having a private life next to being an artist is pretty tough. So it takes a lot of time- and that’s also like a constant struggle but you gotta sleep a little bit less and travel a little bit more to see your family and friends.”

Jay Hardway

With so much new on the way, including the release of “Coffee Please,” a happy track that was released the day right after this interview was conducted- we had to ask Jay how he manages to squeeze in time to make music in between all that touring:

“Touring and finishing music don’t really go hand-in-hand. I don’t now if you’ve ever tried to work on a plane- it’s difficult, it’s not a creative environment. So you just have to work harder at home- I can’t work on planes, it’s not for me.”

Jay Hardway

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