Jonas Blue: The Unstoppable Hitmaker of Today’s Music Generation

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Before joining the party at Miami Music Week 2022, Jonas Blue, together with Sevenn, sat down with us at Sennheiser Popup Studio during the Nexus Lounge Miami. Blue talks about his recent collaboration with the latter and upcoming projects and takes part in our Take 5 series.
Guy James Robin, better known by his stage name Jonas Blue, is an English DJ, record producer, and songwriter based in London. With his reimagining of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 hit “Fast Car,” Blue drew attention from the music industry. Adding a tropical house twist to the plaintive, bittersweet acoustic original, Blue enlisted the help of young British singer Dakota, whose sultry vocals helped propel the song to the top of 17 international charts. These include number one spots in Australia, Scotland, and the United Kingdom and United States dance charts.
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Blue’s follow-up to his global breakthrough, “Perfect Strangers,” was released in 2016 and featured JP Cooper on vocals. The single charted in the Top Ten worldwide. He released “Mama,” a collaboration with Australian pop vocalist William Singe, the following year. Electronic Nature: The Mix 2017, a compilation of highlights from the DJ’s live shows, would feature that track.
After linking up for back-to-back sets at 1001Tracklists’ Miami Rooftop Sessions a few weeks ago, UK powerhouse Jonas Blue and American artist/producer Kevin Brauer, known as Sevenn, collaborated; on their new single, “Angles.” Jonas Blue says, “I had this idea for a song, discussing the release. I had it for about a year. So I was looking for the perfect collaborator for it. And, and we just happened to start speaking at that time. And I was just like, dude, I’ve got this idea for a song. Can I send it over to you and see what you think? And we’ve got our song coming.” On Musical Freedom, the track takes no shortcuts, straddling the line between a colorfully understated party hit and an infectiously replayable jam.
Once we get to the part where we ask strange, hilarious, or real questions, the two eagerly speak from the heart. When asked to name one lesson they’ve had to learn the whole hard way, Jonas answered

"I think making time for people is one thing I've had to learn. I tend to cut people off very quickly. I want to keep myself to myself, especially being a studio guy. It's even worse. One thing for me is to value relationships, create new ones, and open myself up to people. Not everyone's out to get something from you."

To learn more about Jonas Blue, including what he thinks is the requirement to achieve a hit record, listen to our full interview below:

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