Next on the roster of UNDR ctrl legends is young Sydney local Jake Keijzers aka JAWZ. This young producer is making a big splash in the Australian dance scene so we caught up to chat about his early obsession with Video Hits, and his plans for the rest of 2015...
UC: Describe your on stage style and set up?
JK: My Setup consists of CDJ2000's with DJM Mixer + USB'zz filled with a bunch of hard hitting Bass tunes!
UC: How did you celebrate your most recent birthday?
JK: I celebrated my 22nd birthday at Pacha with 20 of my closest friends. Together we had a VIP Table and a whole bunch of Vodka ;)
UC: When is the last time you volunteered/donated to charity/did a favour for a mate?
JK: Last year I was asked to get involved with KLP's "Kristmas" event to help raise money for Nordoff Robins Charity, who use music therapy to support the mental health needs of both adults and children.
UC: What are the most UNDR ctrl and the most out of ctrl thing in your life right now?
I wouldn't say I have much UNDR ctrl at the moment... the most out of ctrl would be all of the cool things I have achieved so far with my music that I never expected :)
UC: It’s often said you started in the game at a young age, when did your love for electronic music start?
JK: When I was a little kid every Saturday me and my family watched Video Hits at breakfast. This was how I discovered and fell in love with Stardust - 'Music Sounds Better With You'! This was definitely my favourite video too, haha.
UC: You have worked on some huge remixes this year for George Maple, Alison Wonderland and The Weekend. What’s been one of your favourite tracks to work on and what do you look for when you’re starting to remix a track?
JK: All three remixes where so fun to make, and they all came together so quickly and naturally. The vocals are a huge part of what I look for, second most important would be the chords/melody and seeing how I can work with it.
UC: Rumour has it you’ve been spending a lot of time in the studio recently; can we expect some more new originals from you before the end of the year?
JK: I've recently finished my new single with Dutch vocal duo 'Lucid' which I’m so hyped to get out. I also have two new official remixes finished and another JAWZ original almost done... busy times!
UC: As JAWZ, naturally you’re playing the Sea’N’Beats ferry cruise early next year! How do you feel about playing in the middle of the ocean and what will be part of your boat survival kit?
JK: Simple... Beer, Schnitzel and my music! Three of my favourite things, haha.
UC: And what’s your favourite fish?
Surprisingly, it would have to be a Shark ;)
You can catch JAWZ along with the rest of the huge line up on Saturday 1st of August. Tickets available now through Moshtix via link below.