Philadelphia native, JUMPCUT delivers bass house and electronic tracks that bring life to any live show. WIth big emphasis on the build and unique sound design, JUMPCUT's style is influenced by global artists such as Habstrakt, JOYRYDE, Diplo, and Jauz.
“Fade In" begins in a fully energetic and immersive fashion, lightness and pace intertwine to rain down in a joyful, motivational manner. Then the beat kicks in, and the robotic vocal “Fade In” instantly takes on an addictive nature. As this builds, the soundscape grows from simple to chaotic and beautiful, these synths and moments panning from quiet to loud wash over you like waves of entrancing energy. “Fade In” is a brilliantly original piece but with just enough elements of familiarity to let it connect on a broader level. JUMPCUT knows what his listeners want to hear and he delivers that flawlessly. A personal favorite, close to impossible to dislike, and an incredibly addicting track overall! Industrially heavy yet spacious and rhythmically hypnotic “Fade In” is everything we were hoping for and more.
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Welcome to BuzzMusic JUMPCUT! What do you hope your listeners take away from “FADE IN”?
It definitely has a unique feel to it. A lot of my style and vision revolves around bringing music and intertwining it with elements you’d find within films or tv shows. I haven’t seen that done in EDM really so I’d like to be on the forefront of bridging that gap. I hope listeners feel that within this track, especially in the second verse.
How do you go about crafting a three-minute plus instrumental? What are the main qualities you try to capture?
I always bring back my productions to “energy”. Every track is about that and what level you want to bring to it. I think that a lot of artists now want to be the next pop hit superstar, but aren’t looking at what will make them standout and what qualities they’re trying to capture. At the end of the day, EDM is meant for partying and clubbing so at least at the start, I’m trying to tailor to that.
Where would be your dream venue to perform?
Easily Ultra Music Festival in Miami… I’ve been down to Bayfront a couple times now and the atmosphere is something else. That’s where I fell in love with the genre. Playing at the worldwide stage would easily be my dream. I have good memories from there with some special people.
What have been the main changes you’ve noticed in the music industry within the time you’ve been making music?
I’ve been in the industry for quite some time now (since 2016). I’ve noticed that everything is going pop-centric and everyone is in a race to be the next big hit which is why the genre as a whole is taking a slight dive. From a business background, I get it. Streams mean more money in your pocket, but... what’s the money really worth if what you’re putting out isn’t what you like? I aim to find a balance between being a mainstream artist while staying true to myself. People like RL Grime come to mind when I think about that type of artist. He straight up kills it by putting out tracks that are very true to him while also having a semi-mass appeal (like with “I Wanna Know”). He is easily one of my biggest inspirations along with JOYRYDE. His tracks have such an original feel.
What's your creative process like?
It’s very fluid. I’ll just start with an idea or hook in my head and work from there. I think that mood as well as where you are in life dictate what a track turns out to be. I’ll never “pigeon-hole” or “typecast” myself to a specific genre/style and I think that’s best for my development. You make what you want - end of story.
What’s next for you?
I’m currently working on my first album and I have a few working titles for it. I aim to finish it by the end of the holidays going into the new year. It’ll feature a range of tracks from basshouse to trap and future bass. A few singles from it are out already (“FADE IN” will be featured on it as well as “BACK UP”) and I hope for it to be around 7 songs in length. I am planning to kick off 2020 with that album and work into getting seriously booked next spring/summer. If I can get booked, I have some crazy ideas for live events with certain types of visuals that haven’t been done before. Everything takes time, it just comes down to how patient and trusting you can be with your vision because most people nowadays sacrifice vision and structure for immediate gratification. As I’ve always said, things that are built to last typically do.
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