Jewel Kid was born in Malta and jumped on the music bandwagon when it was still illegal to enter clubs. Two decades later, this journey has accelerated from DJ to Producer with a one way ticket to success.
He is the Winner of the Carl Cox Worldwide Remix Competition organized by Beatport. for “Best House Remix” and Awarded as “Best Dance Production” at the Malta Music Awards. The manager of numerous Beatport Top 10 tracks, Jewel Kid has signed music to A class record labels such as Toolroom, Cr2, Glasgow Underground, Abode, Nervous, Tronic, Suara and many others.
From different platforms around the world he has embraced the privilege of golden tickets and an international concert program playing infamous clubs such as Space (Ibiza), Egg (London), Cielo (New York), Womb (Tokyo), Space (Miami) , Sankeys (Ibiza) and many more. He hires a tireless commitment and Versitle Sound has created a musical theater for other maestros to play and fans to join. This trip is full speed with the mind full of music and the hand full of dreams.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing him and this has been the result.
Thanks for talking to us. Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
I’m in my studio in Malta right now finalizing some new music after my morning routine, which consists of breathwork, gym session and meditation.
When did the idea of starting a musical project start to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
Well, I started playing the piano with the nuns when I was around 8 years old. Then at around age 13 my big brother got into DJing and inspired me to also give it a go. Then a year later when I was 14, I started playing in all the clubs around Malta.
What are some of the key techniques behind your approach to DJing and live performance?
Reading the crowd is always top priority. That’s why I really don’t understand DJ’s who prepare their sets beforehand. You got to get the feeling of the venue and go with the energy that the crowd is giving you.
How much time do you tend to spend digging for new music?
I get sent tons of promos, so that alone already keeps me busy. But obviously, I still love to scout around for any new music that might be hidden somewhere.
What other artists are you interested in these days?
I know many artists say this, but it’s quite impossible to pinpoint people out. There is so much good music emerging these days that it doesn’t make much sense to keep tabs on just a few.
Can you tell us anything about your projects for 2023?
This year is probably the most exciting year in my whole career. I’ve got so much music coming out on first class record labels like Toolroom, Cr2, Glasgow Underground, Sink or Swim, Incorrect and much more. Also, a handful of very interesting collaborations and shows to follow.