Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, Jason.
I think I have to start many years ago. As a child I discovered my passion for music. There I got all my basics and continued to develop all my facilities for composition and production all over the years. And honestly, this process never ends! Well, when I was 18 years old I got my first computer-based sequencer: Cubase. From that point on everything has changed. I spent hours and hours in front of my computer. I had not done it before this way. Working with the sequencer was a really cool thing for me. I discovered that I can quickly acquire this technical based knowledge I need in order to make music in a software sequencer and that I can pretty well conjunct my passion for music with the technical world of production. I recognised this was my way: Producing my own music. I think the most important is to be aware of every step in the process of composition and production, knowing well what you're doing there. Anytime I started discovering the world of trance and listened to the sound of numerous of artists. So, I started to make my own trance music. After some time I discovered Aardvark music and they released my music.
What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
In my mind I already travel all over the world, visiting well known places, getting to know people all over the world. Yes, I think that's it. Travelling and getting to know this big world. Actually it's not that big in this universe. But big enough to travel all the life !
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
Someone who makes music for passion should not forget that at the end of a month he has to pay all his bills! I think it is generally difficult for artists, or at least for lots of them, to not only think musically but also economically.
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I thought to make a career at a bank. I always thought it is a nice, clean and well-paid job. It was a pleasant thought for me. But today I know better! And honestly, I don't regret anything. Everything is the way it shall be! I simply know that I'm not a banker deep inside of me, I'm a musician...
In what way has your community impacted your development as a musician?
I'm aware of the multitude of things in this world... so I'm a very open-minded guy as I know there are always things that can have a crucial influence on me and my music. Everybody is just at a certain point of development. I think in order to get as much as possible of this world into yourself your mind must be free and open. In my last album there are trance tracks with particular sounds. 'Currents of India' has something of Indian music in conjunction with electronic elements. Or 'The Dragon of Chinatown' has got a Chinese music character with electronic elements. So these different cultures let me think in more different musical ways. They enlarge my field of visions and give my creativity more ways of expression.
What other artists out there do you love?
oh believe me... there are lots of them... as I listen to virtually all kinds of music. Particularly, I like the sound of Hybrid- their last album 'I Choose Noise' was amazing. Bt made a great electronic piece of art with 'This Binary Universe.' I simply like the trance style of Martin Roth. His remixes are masterpieces. Faithlessis also cool. Armin Van Buuren makes brilliant electronic music, too.
What does your future hold?
Over the last 3 months I have had the same thought: To start a career at a bank... just a joke, you don't have to worry! My intention is to make more and more music, discovering new sounds and ways. And finally cherish all this with all of you. I'm convinced that for someone who makes music for passion acknowledgment is the final destination. Furthermore, my music shall grow and change along with me. I don't want to make the same music with same sounds I do today in 2 or 3 years. Because this is boring. We all change, everyday a little bit. Every little experience can change us more or less. And I want my music to reflect these changes inside of me. This is the natural process of development. I want to move forward, not standing at the same point of development over years. So, development is a big issue. And it's gradually time for a girl-friend I think! That's it for now concerning my future...