Berlin’s JATA has been on my watch list for some time now, so I’m quite excited to share a small Q&A with you…
In a short space of time you’ve captured a lot of hype from some of the biggest music blogs online – how has that response made you feel?
Of course it’s flattering to have well respected blogs react so great to my output. But it is a short-lived pleasure as it stays virtual. For me personally I really first understand that my music reaches people when I play it out live to an audience. So I can’t wait to bring JATA to the stage in 2016!
Does being in Berlin play an influence on your sound?
I guess every surrounding has an influence on what you do musically. But in my case as I am not really into clubbing the influence may differ from what other the city does to other artists.
What inspires you to make your tunes?
Often it’s getting a feeling out of my system: mainly bad stuff-which is very relieving. Besides that it can basically be everything: from great music (old and new), to spending time with friends, to having a nice day in the country side.
Who would be your dream collaboration be with?
For a start: Flying Lotus, Four Tet, Madlib, Karriem Riggins, Flako, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Van Dyke Parks. But there are so many other great people out there…
What have you got planned for 2016?
Finishing my debut album and then get out there and play shows!
Help JATA be the next big thing here!