We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Jonas Blue Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I find in America, actually, I actually prefer it because it’s all about energy. It’s all about making everyone feel happy and smiling. In the U.K. sometimes people are a bit too concerned about, ‘Did you play that track? Did you play that track?’ It’s not so much about the music in the U.K.
I don’t sing. I’m the worst singer in the world!
I come from the streaming world, so the changing trend of consuming music that way is positive for me.
At times, for sure, I do love a party. However, I do love going back to my room and putting on ‘Only Fools And Horses’ and having a cup of tea.
I think the best thing about performing as producer is to hear the fans sing along with your tunes.
If I could stay in a dressing gown all day I would.
That’s the whole part about being a deejay: You’ve got to make sure you are prepared. At the end of the day, you do have your genre – house music, dance music – but there are many different ways of playing that.
I’m a massive Justin Bieber fan. You’ve got be able to admit that.
I’ve always wanted to be a star.
I always strive to make my music unique.
Well after ‘Fast Car’ was so huge, everyone was asking me, ‘What’s the next song?’ At the time I just had ideas I was working on, but it was very clear I needed to finish another song ASAP, and that’s how ‘Perfect Strangers’ came about.
If I’m honest, I never knew ‘Fast Car’ was going to be my first single.
My music is very global.
A turntable is the classic DJ’s weapon for playing vinyl, but the mixer is the device that actually allows you to blend multiple tracks together to create a mix.
When I got to high school, to be playing an instrument was really uncool.
I saw school as a business and, once I had got what I needed out of it, I left.
I think some people have this thing where just because you do singles that means you’re not a real artist. It’s like hold on a minute – I’m selling millions of records here and been streamed billions of times… How can I not be taken as a real artist just because these songs are singles?
There’s benefits of having established artists on the record, Liam Payne on ‘Polaroid’ for example. If you look at that song you have Lennon Stella, who’s an up-and-coming artist, so there’s a balance on there because I still want people to focus on the song just as much as Liam being an amazing superstar.
There’s a lot of amazing women out there. There’s a lot of hot models. But models are the worst, because they’re models, you have to always step up and always look good.
I prank my manager. I tell him I’ve lost my passport, or I’ve lost my case, or I hide his case. He is so gullible, he is the most gullible person ever.
I try to find very simplistic melodies, which are the hardest ones to create.
My family wasn’t involved in music, but I love music.
Even when I’m travelling – which is when I do most of my writing – I have a little portable keyboard.
I’ve tried to write songs that just make people feel happy and good.
I buy new white tees pretty much every week because they fade and I like them super fresh.
DJs are the new rock stars.
To be honest, I’m like a sponge so my inspiration and influences really can come from anywhere.
I come from a songwriter background, so essentially with my music, I’m trying to make songs that will last a lifetime and although ‘Fast Car’ was a cover, it reflects what I’m trying to do.
Obviously the music I listened to growing up helped create my musical pallet. My parents were into pop, soul, disco, RNB, Latin, jazz and Middle Eastern music.
It’s great to see Latino music coming to the mainstream, but at the same time, there are also a lot more styles to explore: African music, Indian music, Chinese music.
Especially when I finish one of my songs I play it to my friends who are just normal people and not people in the music business.
I played the Azteca Stadium in Mexico to 100,000 people – that’s something I never thought I’d do.
My first bit of gear was a Roland JV-1010 sound module. I used to hammer the hell out of that.
I’ve gone through a lot of ‘nos’ from record labels but I’ve built a great team along the way and that’s the best thing you can have – people around you who believe in you and drive you forward.
The adrenaline is like nothing else. You might be tired or whatever else, but when you get on that stage and see people reacting there’s nothing like it. It’s a bit god-like – that feeling that nothing can feel better.
The ‘I Wanna Dance’ hook actually came to me when I was in bed and just in that lucid moment between consciousness and sleep… I jumped out of bed and recorded a voice note of the vocal hook and I went into the studio the next day fully inspired.
I knew music was for me from an early age.
Definitely India is one place I’d love to travel to and play.
It’s the worst feeling, going into your record label when you haven’t got a hit. It was like: ‘Maybe you’ve lost it.’ And, once you’re done, that’s it. There’s no support, or anyone to help you.
I love the idea of Pro Tools, but it doesn’t seem as attractive to me in terms of the music-making side. It’s great for recording, but with Logic you get the best of both worlds, the ability to do great tracking and producing something that sounds great as well.
I hate mess. I have the worst OCD so I’m not a hoarder of clothes.
Sometimes what makes a great song is that bittersweet combination – a really heartfelt song, whether good or bad, mixed with something that gets you going.
The way it always starts with me making my music is I will never, ever start with the production first. It’s always me at the piano, fresh on the day. I never come with anything prepared.
At the age of 12, I got free pieces of software in a box of cereal which allowed me to make music, like really early demos, and then I just never looked back.
I don’t drink or party. There’s literally no time for that. As soon as I finish a show, I go straight back to the hotel room, do emails, I sleep, that’s it.
I stay up night after night looking at new software, seeing new trends, what music’s happening you know you’ve just got stay constantly connected and that’s just something that I do and I think is really important.
Albums are great but for an artist like me, I don’t think albums are the way to go.
The focus is on melody: If you get it right, and it connects to the mass audience, it doesn’t matter if it’s a studio album or played on the dance floor.
What is pop music? It’s not a genre. It’s just the music that is popular at a given point in time.
When I was seven years old I played the flute, then by 11 I quit being a musician and got into Djing.
I’ve got a lot of girl mates. Especially when you come to Ibiza and you’re an Ibiza DJ, everyone comes out and they want to see you.
I used to follow artistes like David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia a lot before making a full fledged career in EDM… their music inspired me too much.
My mates are absolute nutters. They’re all Essex boys in the true sense and they definitely keep my feet on the ground.
I know it sounds weird for a 12-year-old to say that he wants to start writing songs, but that’s what happened.
The role of a DJ is being able to keep people on the floor for X amount of hours so you can’t just push buttons to do that, you have to have good tracks and a knowledge of where to take people.