Out Now Magazine Spotlight series featuring Jodi for an exclusive interview
Where are you from?
I’ve lived in Sydney Australia all my life, in Bondi. It’s paradise on earth, why live anywhere else?
When did you start making music?
I started writing in High School. I took Music as an elective for HSC, we were required to use software like LogicPro to compose for different assessments.
How do you describe your music?
I’ve been exploring creating different genres of music. I’d say my projects lie in the realm of Pop, Electronic, Indie, or Soft Rock. There’s a range of ideas coming together, I’m not locked into one box of inspiration.
Who is your biggest musical inspiration?
I think Jacob Collier will always inspire me for his pure brilliance. He’s a weapon, obviously. We all know this by now. He will constantly amaze me. He dips into different genres and creates his own version of that style, so he’s very universal for me, as I’m exploring producing in different genres. Other Artists I love and draw inspiration from include; Safia, Dua Lipa, Disclosure, Julia Jacklin, Vera Blue, Snow Aalegra, H.E.R and Mel Blue.
What is your producing software?
I use Logic Pro.
What is your favorite track of all time?
Honestly, Dancing In the Moonlight by Toploader NEVER gets old for me. Our tour guide played it every morning of our Contiki trip in Europe and I still love it.
What is your best-producing tip?
Work with as many new people as possible! There’s always something new you can learn about creating and producing.
Why did you start making music?
Initially, I wrote as an outlet. Poetry and Songwriting are hand in hand for me. Now, I create things I like to listen to, for different reasons. Sad Soft Rock songs to cry to, or Electronic Pop tracks to dance to, or Surf Rock songs to drive to. Music makes everything better. It enhances the emotions you’re already feeling.
What are your goals for the future?
I’m still gathering a live set, so once that’s done I’d love to do a tour of shows!
What advice can you give for young music producers/DJs?
Create what you would listen to, and what you think it’s awesome. Don’t fall for the cookie-cutter outline of what other people are doing. That’s already been and being done. Make something for yourself the gets you excited.
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