Jetty Rachers is a Thai producer/DJ based in England with a discography comprised of a multitude of genres and hits. With releases on Intensity Recordings, Quartzo Records, Glow Records, and a slew of major supports, Jetty's rise is well underway! We talked with him after his latest release with TBR titled, "Back To Me."
What inspired you to get into music production?
When I was nine years old, I found myself in love with all sorts of instruments. I wanted to use all the sounds that I heard to create music and share it with everyone. Shortly after that, I started producing music on my own and found that time really flies when I’m doing it. I really enjoy making music and learning new things along the way.
How did you go about learning to produce and what made you focus your efforts on making festival music?
The biggest thing for me was listening to a lot of other EDM music and figuring out how to make songs that would be at that level of quality. It took a lot of time in the DAW to try and find the right sound for my music but today I just make what I want to play out whenever the world reopens. So that’s a lot of big room as well as some bass music, dubstep, and higher tempo stuff.
Looking at the festival music scene after almost a year of no festivals, what are your thoughts about how the industry has fared and what do you predict will change about popular genres when the world is finally back to normal?
In my opinion, There is pros and cons of not having any music festivals around the world. The cons are that people around the world are not able to see and enjoy live performances in music festivals and we (music producers) are not able to show our music to the large crowd of audience.
On the flipside, us producers have more time to spend in the studio to learn more things and improve our skills. While big room has had a bit of a lull during this period, the fact that there’s still a passionate core audience tells me that the genre will blow back up when festivals come back and people want to experience real energy again.
Walk us through the process of making your latest release with TBR on his new label, RetroFuture. What were you two aiming to achieve with this release and describe some obstacles you all had to overcome to get the most out of that track?
Our main aim of this release was to have people enjoy the track amidst the frustration and stress from Global pandemic with our new take on Retro music by combining it with modern sounds.
It can be difficult to try to stay relevant and active in the scene when the majority of content revolves around new releases. What steps have you taken to try and break free from relying on release cycles to fuel your growth as an artist?
To make it relevant and fuel my growth as an artist, I spent most of my free time during this pandemic creating my own YouTube channel, most of my content is creating music by using different sources of sound and creating music from it. This allows me to make different music genres and learn new techniques a long way.
Can you give us any teasers about what new Jetty Rachers releases we can expect during 2021?
I have collaboration with EMKR & Nick Havsen as well as some top Thai talents which will be out pretty soon! Also have some solo tracks in the work I'll be ready to release soon!
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