Q: How would you describe your music?
JAKLIU: In terms of genre I guess it could be described as Ambient or Chill House? To be honest, I’m still finding my sound. I don’t really want to box myself in here, but I do enjoy making music that has an atmospheric dreamy quality to it so lets see what comes of that soundscape to be. The whole experience was extremely cathartic.
Q: What can we expect from you within the next 6 months? Any releases planned? Future gigs?
JAKLIU: I’m aiming to release a few more singles over the coming months. After that, hopefully some sort of concept EP/Album later in the year or early next year depending on how things go!
No solid gigs planned obviously with the situation how it is at the moment, but I would love to get some live shows going at the back end of the year if all is well.
Q:What draws you to your preferred genre?
JAKLIU: To be honest with you the reason why I was drawn to producing electronic music in the first place, was because I felt I could be as creative as possible within the genre. I feel there’s a lot of freedom that comes with making electronic music that you might not get with other genres. Saying that I would love to eventually explore other genres.
Q: Would you like to collaborate with anyone? If so who and why?
JAKLIU: That’s a difficult one! I would love to maybe to do some silky stuff with the likes of Khruangbin? I think the best collabs happen when different genres collide, which is why I love their music, very chill! My creation process is usually quite personal and private so I’d like to see what would come out of collaborating for a change.
Q: Where was your current project recorded?
JAKLIU: Like most music I make, it was produced in my bedroom haha. I have a decent setup which is definitely lucky after the last year or so. Hopefully I’ll get into a studio over the summer, but I’m quite content keeping the head down in the house and making music.
Q: What do you enjoy most about being an artist?
JAKLIU: I think “Artist” is a bit of an exaggeration haha. What I enjoy most about making music is just the feeling you get when you make something out of nothing. Like you sit down and you never know what’s going to happen! I’ve always grown up wanting to create something and I was lucky that I found music was the thing for me.
I think it’s just human nature to want to create. Some people grow out of it and some people lean into it, but it’s definitely something that is instilled in everyone at some level.
Interviewed by Stephanie Pankewich