Jengi - Sprinkles EP

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Behind The Scene’s Of Jengi’s ‘Sprinkles’ EP

Jengi takes us Behind The Scenes of his four track EP 'Sprinkles'.

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It is my greatest pleasure to see such young, talented and very enthusiastic and determined young artists come through the scene. Enter Dutch DJ and producer Jengi. This is an artist who has just released his new EP ‘Sprinkles’, which has a bit of a story behind it. So what better way to find out about the EP than to ask Jengi to go Behind The Scenes of how it all came about. And the talented producer allows us to enter his working mind in the studio. Brilliant.

To kick things off, can you tell us how the idea for the record came about?

Sprinkles was made for a commercial at first. Unfortunately the deal was rejected and I found I had to do something with that tune, it was too good to let it down. So that’s the origin of Sprinkles.

When you go into the studio, do you already have an idea of how you wanted a record to sound or do you decide to go into the studio and start something from scratch?

It’s 50-50, the last few weeks I was too busy with the EP and I payed attention to those productions every day so I had no time to create new songs. When it’s time to make new material, I always have an idea when I start with new material. If I want to make a funky tune, let’s go, I’ll start with the drums and then I’ll play something on my keyboard.

Can you tell us a bit about the production process of ‘Sprinkles?

As you know, the start of Sprinkles was meant for a commercial. It had to be an enthralling track for the audience and not too funky/housey. First I started with collecting vocal lines, I chopped them. I made some chords with my favourite Retro Synth from Logic, surrounded with a Japanese koto. The song doesn’t contain big switches, it’s a constructive song. It starts with just a few elements (vocal chop, bass, koto) and the last part has everything (vocal chops, synths, pads, bells, koto, strings, distorted vocal chops etc.) Sprinkles is a journey in my opinion.

What hardware and software did you use during the production process?

I work with Logic and use several VST’s and Plug-Ins. For smooth pads I just use the basic Retro styths from Logic for example. I also use Spire for baselines and synths. For the mix and master I use FabFilter, iZotope and Waves, I always mix and master my own songs.

The EP is an infectious Electronic masterpiece, with a perfectly crafted arrangement and mind-blowing melodies. Why did you decide to focus on this sound as a producer and DJ?

I thought it was time to show the audience an other side of Jengi. When I started with music I created tracks just like Sprinkles EP, with weird electronic sounds and different BPM’s. It doesn’t mean I’m going on with this sound. I’ll come back with the familiar Jengi songs just like previous releases, so don’t worry.

‘Sprinkles’ was released on TheSoundYouNeed – what were you reasons for signing the record to the label?

I know some people of The Sound You Need for almost a year and they’re friendly, I trust them . They support the unknown sound & upcoming artists and that’s what I need. The Sound You Need also have a big network and lots of experience and I think I can learn a lot from them.

How important do you think it is for labels to invest time and money into giving upcoming talent a platform to showcase their talents?

I think it’s the most important thing. When a song is a masterpiece and the artist is doing a great job but the label doesn’t go for the 100%, than it’s useless to be honest.

What does the rest of 2017 hold for Jengi and can we see another release on TheSoundYouNeed in the near future?

More funky tunes and more experience in life and my career. We’ll see what’s coming next, but I think TSYN and I can mean a lot to each other.

For more information on Jengi:
https://www.facebook.com/iamjengi/
https://twitter.com/iamjengi
https://soundcloud.com/iamjengi

Jengi - Sprinkles EP

Sprinkles.

It is my greatest pleasure to see such young, talented and very enthusiastic and determined young artists come through the scene. Enter Dutch DJ and producer Jengi. This is an artist who has just released his new EP ‘Sprinkles’, which has a bit of a story behind it. So what better way to find out about the EP than to ask Jengi to go Behind The Scenes of how it all came about. And the talented producer allows us to enter his working mind in the studio. Brilliant.

To kick things off, can you tell us how the idea for the record came about?

Sprinkles was made for a commercial at first. Unfortunately the deal was rejected and I found I had to do something with that tune, it was too good to let it down. So that’s the origin of Sprinkles.

When you go into the studio, do you already have an idea of how you wanted a record to sound or do you decide to go into the studio and start something from scratch?

It’s 50-50, the last few weeks I was too busy with the EP and I payed attention to those productions every day so I had no time to create new songs. When it’s time to make new material, I always have an idea when I start with new material. If I want to make a funky tune, let’s go, I’ll start with the drums and then I’ll play something on my keyboard.

Can you tell us a bit about the production process of ‘Sprinkles?

Sprinkles.

As you know, the start of Sprinkles was meant for a commercial. It had to be an enthralling track for the audience and not too funky/housey. First I started with collecting vocal lines, I chopped them. I made some chords with my favourite Retro Synth from Logic, surrounded with a Japanese koto. The song doesn’t contain big switches, it’s a constructive song. It starts with just a few elements (vocal chop, bass, koto) and the last part has everything (vocal chops, synths, pads, bells, koto, strings, distorted vocal chops etc.) Sprinkles is a journey in my opinion.

What hardware and software did you use during the production process?

I work with Logic and use several VST’s and Plug-Ins. For smooth pads I just use the basic Retro styths from Logic for example. I also use Spire for baselines and synths. For the mix and master I use FabFilter, iZotope and Waves, I always mix and master my own songs.

Sprinkles.

The EP is an infectious Electronic masterpiece, with a perfectly crafted arrangement and mind-blowing melodies. Why did you decide to focus on this sound as a producer and DJ?

I thought it was time to show the audience an other side of Jengi. When I started with music I created tracks just like Sprinkles EP, with weird electronic sounds and different BPM’s. It doesn’t mean I’m going on with this sound. I’ll come back with the familiar Jengi songs just like previous releases, so don’t worry.

‘Sprinkles’ was released on TheSoundYouNeed – what were you reasons for signing the record to the label?

I know some people of The Sound You Need for almost a year and they’re friendly, I trust them . They support the unknown sound & upcoming artists and that’s what I need. The Sound You Need also have a big network and lots of experience and I think I can learn a lot from them.

Sprinkles.

How important do you think it is for labels to invest time and money into giving upcoming talent a platform to showcase their talents?

I think it’s the most important thing. When a song is a masterpiece and the artist is doing a great job but the label doesn’t go for the 100%, than it’s useless to be honest.

What does the rest of 2017 hold for Jengi and can we see another release on TheSoundYouNeed in the near future?

More funky tunes and more experience in life and my career. We’ll see what’s coming next, but I think TSYN and I can mean a lot to each other.

For more information on Jengi:
https://www.facebook.com/iamjengi/
https://twitter.com/iamjengi
https://soundcloud.com/iamjengi

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