JD Farrell creates music that works in all settings and transcends genres. His openness to a wide range of sound is what has both made him a widely loved favourite, but also someone who operates in his own parallel musical world. We had a chance to talk to him, so enjoy your reading and check out his latest releases.
Hi there! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
Atlanta, GA, USA. Started my day finishing up another track this morning, a remix I’m doing for ‘Cloudy Heart’ by Cazzette+EPB+The Ready Set. Been rinsing it in my shows recently and am excited to air this one out!
Congrats on your new track ‘Moccasin’ on Purified Records. How did this one come about?
Moccasin was a follow up to my first Purified Records collab with Sam Wolfe, ‘Reservoir.’ I was listening to Reservoir a lot actually and it inspired me to craft an addition, but wanted to make sure this one had a bit more intention and a vocal.
What have been your career highlights in your artistic journey so far?
I’ve played some amazing and memorable sets – from alongside artists like Nora En Pure and Gorgon City here at home, to intimate rooftop jungle settings in Tulum. The destinations, objectives, and achieving them are certainly notable highlights, but seeing your work creating new experiences and positivity in others is really what’s been most significant.
You have performed alongside some of the biggest names in the industry. Have you gone back to back with any of them?
I’ve had some random late night b2b sessions withSolardo, Green Velvet, and Gorgon City. The most epic b2bs I’ve had were with Sam Wolfe and Nick Hayes.
How do you find inspiration for your productions?
Everywhere – I’m constantly listening to all types of music from various artists and working on new music of my own. My mother, family, friends, and general state of being influence my sound as well. I bottle it all up into a jar and throw it at the canvas. I hope you enjoy!
What is your favourite track to open your set?
Lately it’s been my upcoming ‘Cloudy Heart’ remix.
And closing track?
Close it out with Mocassin!
Best piece of advice you have received?
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.