Talent and success at a young age can be a blessing and a curse. It’s easy for the age of a young artist to outshine the actual reason they’ve gotten where they’re at. 21-year old producer who is making his name ring bells. Jordan Knows is that talent, he isn’t your ordinary producer either. The high-caliber ability he has behind the boards is unbelievable. He’s produced for thekidszn multiple times and many more well-versed artists. His age does not live up to the experiences he has endured. We talked about the ups and downs in his life, his background in music, and much more below.
1.Tell us about your new song? And what’s the story behind it?
After my first release “wassup?” I thought it was time to release a new catchy song with a hook of thekidszn on it. Was stuck with this idea in my head of making an emo drill song. I wanted it to be different from the melodic sad trap songs but at the same time also the fresh/harder sound that drill gives. That's how I came up with the combination. I send the beat to thekidszn, a few hours later I received his vocals back after I started to look who’s voice would really fit the song. Brandon thakidd really killed that verse. The rest was history!
2.What makes your music unique? And how would you describe it?
I am involved within every part of the song process, from the loop, recording with the artists to the final mastering of the song. I really want to have everything the way I would like to listen to the song, cause If I really like it there will probably be more people that like it. Also, I think because I’m from Europe I really got influenced by a lot of different styles. We listen to afro/Latin/European & American songs over there.
3.Which is the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of?
Every time I can give an artist one of his better releases/songs it gives me the feeling that I’m really doing a good job and add something to the artists career. That makes me proud
4.How do you balance your music with other obligations – family, friends or work?
Right now there is not a lot of family involved in my life because of all the work and traveling I do. I really miss them, but they know what I am trying to achieve. The same with friends, the people who I work with became my friends. But my actual real friends that I grew up with all study or live away different life from what I have right now, they don’t really care about all the music stuff. They are just there for me and that's what I really appreciate about them.
5.What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
Just try to have fun with what you do and who you do it with, set goals & take that first step! You don’t need a label or management to get in contact with artists & producers these days. You can create your own job & network thru the internet.
6.If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?
It is weird for me to realize that I have fans now that click on every song when It just dropped, I am so blessed to have you guys really like my music and support me in every way you all are doing. I wish I could meet all of them, hopefully, one day I will so I can thank them for what I have right now!
7.What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?
There is an EP coming up produced by me for thekidszn and also one for Lxst. Besides that I am also dropping songs with big artists over there where I come from in The Netherlands, I can’t say too much about it yet. But I expect things to be really big! I won’t forget about my US releases tho. I have a song coming up with a lot of features on it, a DJ Khaled type of anthem but in a Jordan Knows vibe ofcourse!