Speed Dating with GANZ
We sat down on a speed date and low and behold GANZ was sitting as our first date. The inner journalist took over and we were soon talking music. So let’s get to know GANZ a touch better…
Vulture Magazine: Tell us about what got you interested in music and what the real catapulting moment was that put you where you’re at now?
I have always loved music and I started drumming years ago. After that I decided to make music on parents computer because, and that was a whole new world for me. I realised I could do more than just play the drums.
VM: So we’ve got ‘Lone’ on repeat and seriously diiiig this tune. What was it like to work with JOY. and What So Not on the track?
It was super great. Chris and I made that track a while ago and finally finished a year later, then added JOY.’s vocals which suited perfectly.
VM: Now, looking at GAO as a whole, do you have a favourite track? Or a most challenging?
To be honest I do love every track, but I think I love ‘Dark Places’ and ‘Light Years’ the most because those are the two tracks that don’t really sound like my earlier stuff.
VM: Being originally form The Netherlands, what’s driven you to explore the Australian music scene so heavily? What are some key differences you see between European and Australian electronic music?
In a way, I think Australians appreciate music a lot more. In the Netherlands the people find it hard to accept new music… If it sounds a bit different then they will push it away for some reason. There are a lot of people who like other stuff than what is being played on the radio, which is a good thing, it’s just that there’s not that many.
VM: We’ve noticed in some of your work you draw in very dreamy, futuristic ethereal tones; where do you get this inspiration form? One fan on Facebook commented that it sounds like something from “Kingdom Hearts” which made us laugh… but also raise a brow.
I always want to make music with emotion in it, something that tells a story. That’s why I put those euphoric and dreamy sounds in my music.
VM: Any dream collabs?
I’m working on an album now and I would like to have a few people on it. Anyone from Danny Brown to Kucka.
VM: SPLENDOURRRRRR! What’re you most stoked for in this show? Anyone you’re hoping to catch live while you’re there?
I think I will try out a lot of drafts I made for the album, so I’m curious about how people will react because nobody has ever heard it before.
VM: So we want to know Jordy a little more personally, because, honestly, you’re a bit of an enigma on Google….
I’m just a normal guy from the Netherlands who makes music, does what he likes and gets to explore the world while getting to know a lot of nice people.
VM: Besides producing bangers, what do you like to do for fun?
I loveeeeee to cook.
VM: Favourite green room snack?
Probably Bacardi and a Coke and a cigarette haha.
VM: Dream Sunday morning?
Waking up after the best show ever having forgot which tracks I played and looking back footage someone captured.