Jay Padron Interview

November 29 2013

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So who are you? (Real name and DJ name)
My real name is Joel Padron but I DJ as Jay Padron.
Where are you from?
Born and raised in Miami, Florida.
Tell us a little bit about your background and how you got involved with making music / mashups.
I always had an interest in finding the freshest music and being the first to have it since elementary school.
In middle school, I got tired of DJs always playing awful music so I saved up and bought my own equipment.
Since then, I've been playing all sorts of gigs and got into making mashups to further improve my sets.
Which artists influenced the music you make today?
My musical style is constantly changing, but the artist I've always stuck with is Diplo.
Runner up would have to be GTA, especially their earlier days with Moombahton.
A lot of EDM artists tend to explore different sub-genres.
What do you think of the growing EDM scene and all the new sub-genres?
The EDM scene is just going to continue to grow.
I have mostly been into sub-genres for the past 2 years so I'm strongly for it.
Lately, mainstream house has become incredibly generic.
Take a listen to sub-genres like, Twerk, Moombahton, Jersey Club and be amazing by what quality productions sound like.
Which track(s) did you have the most fun producing and why?
The tracks I've had the most fun producing are the ones I made for myself, not caring what others thought about it.
Be passionate about your work and it'll show in the final product.
Your remix 'I Need Your Love X Pressure' has already received more than 15k plays on SoundCloud and over 10k plays on FratBeats.com.
Tell us your inspiration for this track?
I absolutely loved the vocals for I Need Your Love.
Every time I heard it on the radio, the Pressure instrumental would play in my head.
I had actually quit making mashups but wanted to make 'I Need Your Love X Pressure' as my final one.
A couple months later, my girlfriend Brittany wanted me to make her a mashup, so I finally found the Pressure instrumental and got it done.
Couldn't believe the great response it received and shout out to all the blogs that made it happen!
How do you separate yourself from other DJs?
I always make sure to keep my sets interesting by playing to the crowd.
I spend hours a day finding the best tracks out there so you can expect to hear plenty of new or even unreleased music.
I always keep the crowd in mind to get them dancing so I play lots of high energy remixes, old favorites, and plenty of genres.
So what's the next music goal for you?
My next goal is to try getting more gigs.
It helps me stay focused on music and releasing more and more content.
Plus it's always a fun time playing to crowds.
Is there any fresh news you want the fans to hear?
I just reached over 1,000 likes on my Facebook page, so expect to hear plenty of new mixes and mashups I'll be releasing shortly.
Give it a like at http://www.facebook.com/JayPadronMusic and check out my Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/jaypadron

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Jay Padron
New York
DJ - Producer