JAXX DA FISHWORKS is a Tokyo based DJ/Producer who has been making strides recently. The Japanese artist has been linking with some huge names for his releases, ranging from Insomniac to Ministry of Sound to AC Slater’s Night Bass.
Today, he’s adding another extremely esteemed label to that list. On his newest work, JAXX DA FISHWORKS is releasing through Tchami’s Confession imprint!
His new single is titled “Paranoia” and is a collaboration House tune with Dread MC. “Paranoia” is a testament to high-energy, dance floor ready bangers and it’s a for sure addition to any shuffler’s playlist.
We had the pleasure of chatting with JAXX DA FISHWORKS, check out our exclusive interview below. Also, be sure to enjoy “Paranoia”, out now through Tchami’s Confession label.
HIHF: Who are the main influences for your music?
JAXX: It’s hard to choose only a couple as I started music because I was really into DJ Shadow, UNKLE and Cut Chemist type of music. Then started Breaks and little Housier stuff like Fidget House. So I’d say Switch of course, and recently I really enjoy Tony Romera, Born Dirty, Matroda and more because the arrangement of their productions are so unique and inspiring.
H: How did you connect with Tchami & Confession Label?
J: It’s not an exciting story, but we had a mutual friend and he sent Tchami a couple of my records and Tchami replied to me saying he loved it next day. I was really surprised of course!
H: What was working with Dread MC like on this tune?
J: Super easy and inspiring. We actually haven’t met but were connected on socials maybe a year or two probably because of my NIGHT BASS releases. He sent me some vocals and actually this record took a very short time to finish. We have a few more after “Paranoia” as well.
H: Who are some fellow Bass House up and comers to keep an ear out for?
J: Do you know Distinkt from London? I’m sure he’s young but love his stuff. Very unique sound engineering and I’m sure he’s underrated in the US.
H: What about artists out of Japan? Regardless the genre.
J; There are lots of great producers in Japan and the young generation is crazy good. But as I mentioned the names above, I’m trying to see outside the country to be honest.
H: What do you want fans to know about “Paranoia”?
J: First of all, I want many people to hear it. When I made this record, I wasn’t too sure, but now I love it. Little heavy though. And I want them to wait for my next record which is coming out on NIGHT BASS at the end of this month to compare, because “Paranoia” is the heavy side of me, and the new one “Limbo” is different, but still heavy haha. I think it’s good to see artists from many different perspectives because we make pretty much everything – even I stick with a genre: House. Maybe this record sounds a little sad because of the pandemic, maybe that record sounds super fun because of something else. We make music based off of emotions and I want my fans to enjoy my feelings in the record.
Thanks to JAXX DA FISHWORKS and his team for coordinating this interview, he has a huge future ahead of him!