Julian Jeweil: I don't see electronic music becoming less popular anytime

Today we are pleased to welcome our next guest, Julian Jeweil!

Julian Jeweil is deliviring his new release "Boreal" via Drumcode Records. Boasting an impressive collection of majestic releases on Drumcode over the course of his revered career – the last of which came in the form of his five-part Schema EP back in January 2021 – Boreal marks Julian's fifth musical outing on the legendary Stockholm-based label, as he returns armed with an arsenal of interim releases on the likes of FORM Music, Filth on Acid and Tronic to name just a few.

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Hello Julian, great to have you with us! How are you today?
— Hey! Likewise, pleasure is mine! I'm great, in the middle of touring. You cannot imagine how much I was looking forward to this.
Where in the world are you right now?
— I'm currently in India – in Goa precisely where I had a show. I'm enjoying the fantastic view, in addition to fantastic people and amazing food.
Congratulations on your upcoming EP release 'Boreal' on Drumcode. Can you talk to us more about this record?
— Thank you so much. This really means a lot to me because I put so much passion in this six-track – as I always do, mind you. I'm thrilled to see it being released on Drumcode, a label I respect and love a lot because they are so supportive. 'Boreal' reflects my vision and illustrates what was in my head so it's, again, a very personal record.
Going back to your early clubbing days, can you tell us when you fell in love with electronic music?
— Oh man, I fell in love fast and hard haha. I was a Nineties kid, about 15 years old… I heard a techno track playing somewhere and it immediately caught my attention. One week after I went to my first rave party I ran to a record shop, bought some turntables and some techno vinyls and started practicing!
What is the difference between electronic music when you first started out compared to now?
— Well, obviously the materials have become much cheaper whereas when I started out we used to spend a fortune on turntables and equipment. Nowadays anyone can buy a laptop and a couple softwares and start composing. This, in return, has allowed electronic music to become much more accessible; thousands of aspiring producers have emerged which, for me, is a great thing. You've got so much creativity out there because people can actually afford to produce. Also, the prominence of laptops and everything digital means I don't have to carry super heavy boxes of vinyls from one gig to another anymore and also that I can work on my music in a train or on a place. I think that's awesome.
How do you imagine that electronic music will continue to grow over the next 10 years?
— Given how clubs and parties are popular worldwide, I don't see electronic music becoming less popular anytime. I see it growing exponentially and staying, on the contrary.
Why did you choose to pursue techno over other genres of electronic music?
— I guess techno fits the way I want to express myself. There is something incredibly beautiful in those metallic sounds, and in those fast, repetitive beats.
What advice would you give to any artist starting out in the music industry?
— Don't follow trends, listen to your gut instinct, be yourself and work very hard. Establish a work routine and be constant.
Looking forwards, do you have any goals or objectives you would like to achieve this year?
— My goal is to have as much fun as possible when performing because I missed this so much during the pandemic, and also to keep on releasing quality music that reflects my vision.
Finally, do you have any other projects coming up soon that you'd like to share with us?
— I'm working on a lot of things at the moment, remixes, compilations, etc... And most of all, I'm adding the final touches to a very big project that I've had in my heart for years. But I'm very superstitious and I don't want to say more for the moment... But don't worry I'll keep you in the loop ;-) ;-) ;-)