With his last three releases charting on Beatport via Play Me Too and Synth City Records, Obsidian is making waves!
With each new release we started asking our producers a 6 Pack of questions for you to get more acquainted with them. This month we are proud to feature Joey "Obsidian" Jensen.
1. Where were you born? I was born in Denmark, Europe more specifically Copenhagen. I moved to California with my parents and younger sister at the age of 15. Been groovin here in sunny California ever since.
2. What was your first electronic dance music experience? My first experience with Electronic music was in 1992. We had a school project about music. All the other kids chose traditional music and I wanted to think outside the box. I found a group of electronic music producers that made techno/trance by the name of "Antiloop". Their CD quickly became one of my favorite CD's and since then my hunger for new and exciting electronic music has never stopped. I still have that CD to this day sitting at my desk.
3. What other music besides dubstep influences your style? Drum & Bass and Trance have had a huge influence on my style. From growing up with the epic melodies in Trance to getting a refined taste for technical basslines in Drum & Bass, I love it all. Although lately i've been bumpin some good old 80-90's Hip Hop. It just sets the mood and makes everything feel like an episode of fresh prince.
4. What are your hobbies other than music? I can't say that I have any huge hobbies other than music although recently i went hiking in Yosemite National Park. Trying new things is definitely my thing, whether its food or new and exciting places in the world. For the most part i spend my time working on music. I usually spend my time off with family and friends.
5. What's on the horizon for Obsidian? I recently got together with Vital Management, I'm going to be getting a lot more gigs this year thanks to them. I also got my banging release "Shine" with Meliss FX on Hot N Heavy. Over the course of the next month or so I have a few remixes I am doing as well as some top notch Obsidian originals. I have another release coming out next month on Synth City so be sure to keep your eyes out for it. Let's just say the way things are going; this year will be a fantastic year.
6. Any shout outs? First and foremost I want to thank Meliss FX, without her amazing talent this release would have never happened. Second I want to thank Hot N Heavy for giving Meliss FX and myself a chance to release this on your label. I also want to thank J.Rabbit and Matt from Tremourz, Terravita and Hot Pink Delorean for believing in me since the beginning, you guys rock! I would also like to thank Reid Speed and Alex Rosson for all of their support. They are some of the best people I know. I want to thank my agent Veronica for always working hard for me and getting me awesome gigs. Lastly I want to thank my mom, dad and sister because without them I wouldn't be where I am today.
Meliss FX is an electronic fusion singer/songwriter who writes introspective, motivational songs that are inspiring and based on human emotions. Her experiences in music range from growing up in choirs to free styling with DJs, and jamming with a large variety of different band genres. She believes in pushing music forward with innovative styles of the electronic world. Her music is written from the heart about life experiences that touch the soul. Both as a recording and performing artist Meliss FX has energy and passion that audiences describe as an uplifting, powerful experience. Her music is raw and explores inner dreams and dimensions which will creep into your subconscious and wake up a new existence.
Also we have a very special guest Dnae Beats remixing the title track, giving it his own exclusive Blap Zapp twist for the Funky Street Bass lovers
Obsidian & Meliss FX - HNHEP012
1. Shine Feat. Meliss FX
2. Over The Edge
3. Shine Feat. Meliss FX (Dnae Beats - Holding Me Down Remix)
Obsidian - Shine EP (Preview Clips) by Hot N Heavy Recordings
FREE Obsidian Mix:
Obsidian's Hot N' Heavy Promo Mix by Obsidian
FREE Download - Obsidian's Remix of Dr. Dre "KUSH feat. Snoop Dogg & Akon"
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