10 Questions With Joeysuki
A much heard name at the moment, is the one of Joeysuki. The Dutchman has produced many tracks and plays all around the world. Things are currently going fast voor Joeysuki, who has his own label and produced several big tracks and collaborations.
That’s the general info about Joey that everyone knows, but who is the man behind this success? Who is Joey Lieleveld aka Joeysuki? Time to find out in our 10 questions interview!
1. What would be the best way to introduce you to new fans?
The best way would probably be saying that i‘m a world famous movie actor but i‘m not ;-) so let’s go with that i‘m a DJ/Producer for about seven years now and that i‘ve got my own record label named Dubbed Records. I’ve worked with several big names in my carreer such as Hardwell, Laidback Luke, Mark Knight etc.
2. You did quite some collaborations, which producer was the best to work with and with who would you like to collaborate in the future?
Yeah its nice to collaborate because you learn a lot from each other and the results are always nice! I’ve collaborated the most with Apster and Firebeatz in the past and I have learned a lot and had a great time haha. I’ve also learned a lot from Hardwell during our collaboration named “Munster”. In the future I would love to collaborate with Fedde Le Grand, I really love his music!
3. You just released the first track on your own label, Dubbed Records. Do have time to manage this?
Yeah of course! I make time for it. I’m really happy that I finally have my own imprint. It’s great to release on other labels and I will be doing that as well now but it’s also nice to have a own label where you can drop music that you really like whenever you want. The most important thing of Dubbed Records is that I can give young and talented producers a platform to show their music to the world!
4. How would you describe the JoeySuki style?
I love emotion and energy in one track so that’s something I always try to combine. It also has to work out well on the dance floor!
5. What was the most awesome place where you played? Could you describe it for us?
I really liked playing in Crete, Greece this year. There are a lot of places in the world where it goes off but the special thing about this place is the summer vibe. I was playing during the sunset on the beach with a few thousand people dressed in white. It was magical!
6. A dilemma: one of the biggest labels in the world would approach you and wants to sign you. They’re however not completely convinced of your style and ask you to change your style to reach a bigger audience, would you do this and why (not)?
As an artist I think it’s really important to stay close to your own sound. It’s not bad to add some influences that are working well with the big crowd every now and then but I don’t think it’s smart to completely change your style to reach a bigger audience. Every style of music has his own market so if you produce underground tech house, there are a lot of clubs in the world that play that kind of music.
7. Let’s say it’s the day of a big festival where you’re playing. Can you describe your day for us. In other words, give us a view in the life of a well known dj/producer?
Haha, it’s not that exciting as you would think probably! Of course it depends on if the gig is abroad or in my own country. Lets just say it’s abroad to make it a bit more exciting! The day probably starts with a decent breakfast and selecting music for my set, then I will be picked up at the hotel to leave for the festival. When i’ve arrived I probably got a few interviews or other things that are scheduled. After an hour or so of socializing backstage it’s time to go on stage and rock the crowd! When I’m done I normally stay for a little while and then i’m going back to the hotel to have a nice sleep or I have to go instantly back to the airport.
8. What is in your opinion the biggest track you produced and why?
That’s the collaboration with Hardwell because that was my introduction into the music scene and it gave my carreer a big boost!
9. What do you like more, producing or DJ’ing?
DJ’ing for sure. It’s nice to produce music and when it all works out the way you want it to it’s a great feeling but when you play a track in front of a big crowd and everybody goes mental, thats just the best feeling in the world.
10. What can we expect from you in the future? (releases, free tracks)
Well i’m working my ass off on a lot of new material. I already got a few releases planned on Dubbed Records but also on other labels. I also want to produce a new bootleg in the near future to give it away for free. You can also expect some remixes along the way.