Jay Hardway is a Dutch record producer signed to Spinnin’ Records. He is best known for his 2013 breakthrough collaboration with Martin Garrix for the track “Wizard”- one of his most successful collaborations to date.
Hardway has had several collaborations with the likes of Firebeatz, Bassjackers, and MOTi, he’s also done official remixes for dance-music giants like Armin Van Buuren, Borgeous and Sam Feldt.
On the live side, Jay has graced the world’s biggest stages; Tomorrowland, EDC New York, Hakkasan Las Vegas, MTV Mobile Beats, Sziget, WiSH Outdoor, Creamfields Brazil, Electric Love, PACHA, AMF and Mysteryland to name just a few.
Jay Hardway joins us for this installment of TAKE 5. He talks about his latest festival anthem “SOLID,” and a few other things:
Hello Jay Hardway! It was GREAT seeing you in Miami. Tell us about your latest project.
SOLID is my latest track and I actually made it during a tutorial I did for 789ten.com. In the tutorial I was asked to start a track from scratch, so I did, and the end result is Solid. I was inspired by Sky and Sand by Paul Kalkbrenner for the break and the melody has a bit of trance influences in there. I think this is a typical Jay Hardway melody and I’m very happy with the end result.
What is the craziest thing one of your fans has ever done for you?
I have several drawings of me by one of my biggest fans from Switzerland, Emma, and the drawings are so realistic. It really means a lot to me that someone takes the effort, just because they like my music.
Will you share an personal life goal with us?
Personal life goal for me is to have a family and to inspire others with my music and my way of thinking. I think inspiring other people is one of the most accomplishing things to reach in life!
Tell us something interesting about you that nobody knows.
We all have our secrets and if I tell you now, it won’t be a secret any more haha! (boo!)
Name an American musician that you would like to work with someday.
Post Malone. Great artists with an amazing talent and voice and he seems like a really cool genuine guy.
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Jay Hardway – SOLID is now available for streaming worldwide!