NAS 10 Questions with The Sparkle Jets
[Interview Number 45]
This time, we get to know The Sparkle Jets. Their track "Rock Like This" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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Okay, let’s get into the Ten questions for The Sparkle Jets!
𝟭. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗯𝗯𝘆? Technically, we're from outer space but Earth has been our home for many years. We live in our space ship most of the time traveling from country to country, enjoying different cultures, seeing unique places, meeting cool people. We love seeing the local art and architecture. We find that having diverse experiences really helps in the music production process. Our favourite thing is walking down the street or hanging out at a café, listening to the local music and seeing how the people there live.
𝟮. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰/𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻?
Well we were both wired for music, it's in our coding. We have played many instruments in the past and have always been obsessed with music. A few years ago we were listening to "Something Just Like This" by the Chainsmokers and thought how great would it be if we took a song with a great drop like that song has, and just repeat the drop for the entire song. We jokingly opened up Garage Band and crudely remixed the song to be "all drop". It was so much fun that it wasn't long before we were trying to make our own original songs. And the rest is, as they say, history.
𝟯. 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀?
The first song we heard that really inspired us in this journey was Marshmello's "Alone". Back then it only had 1 million views on YouTube. Fast forward to today, he has almost 2 billion views, and still influences our music. San Holo's "Light" was also a big eye opener for us, with his unique sound design and ability to play with sound space. More recently, we discovered Kaivon and his signature sound, and now he has probably the biggest influence on our music. We also worship Yellow Claw because they're constant innovators and always memorable.
𝟰. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰? We started dabbling in music production around summer of 2018, but found ourselves mainly fooling around and not producing actual finished songs. About 6 months later, we really buckled down. Since then we’ve released an album of all our early songs and are working on several singles coming soon.
𝟱. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆? Music has gotten us through some hard times, helped us get up in the morning, motivated us to reach our goals, and inspired us to be better. If we could make even one person feel better or help them through our music, then we'll consider that a success. Ultimately, we make music that we love and makes us happy and we just hope others feel the same. At one point, we only had one listener, listening to our song multiple times each week in Phoenix. We joked about getting on a plane and doing a show just for our that one fan.
𝟲. 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗯𝗲? Well as you know, we're from outer space but the problem is that you can't hear music in space (look it up!). The atmosphere here makes Earth the perfect music gateway and there's nothing better on Earth than Tomorrowland. 400,000 people all connected by the sound of music, dancing as one. It would be an honor to be a part of such a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The other huge benefit would be meeting all our favourite artists, who truly are our heroes. Apart from festivals, we would love to perform on an iconic landmark such as the Eiffel Tower, where we could play to a whole city.
𝟳. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗴? It’s so hard to pick a favourite song of all time as our music tastes change so often, but if we have to choose, it’d be "Warp 1.9" by The Bloody Beatroots (feat. Steve Aoki) as it was the first EDM song we were obsessed with. This was at a time when everyone was listening to dubstep and we never considered it as a genre we would pursue (no offence, as we do love dubstep). But this song really made us realize how diverse EDM can be and how much freedom you could have in music production. It's a big part of the reason we produce EDM music today.
𝟴. 𝗠𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁? We finished our first original song in Garage Band when we first started producing music. We were so proud of the results that we proceeded to buy Ableton to start learning more advanced production. About a year later, we were watching an episode of Sugar Rush on Netflix and heard what sounded exactly like that same "first song" we produced. We were quite embarrassed to realize that our "first song" was not so original after all. But now we're truly grateful that it happened because that was the spark that ignited our obsession with music production.
𝟵. 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?
When the pandemic hit, we knew how big of deal it would be before anything closed down or the cases were out of control. We quickly wanted to get a song out to try and make flattening the curve “fun”. We hoped that it would help people see the light before things got as bad as they are now. It’s one of our most experimental songs and was a real first for us in many ways. We truly grew from writing that song and it inspired us to keep going when things were becoming more difficult. It remains our most popular song we've released yet.
(Editors sidebar: they are talking about their song "Flatten the Curve" you can listen to it here)
𝟭𝟬. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲? At this moment, we’d love to collaborate with Kaivon as he seems like a cool dude and we love every single song he’s ever released. We feel that we’d be on the same page with our musical tastes and vibes.
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