JOOL is an alias from a Kurdish Iranian artist who remains unnamed. Like many underground electronic musicians from the Middle East, JOOL requires a second life to bring us the music his life and experiences are making. Although clearly inspired by the groundbreaking Soltan Sound, JOOL’s design and structure is like nothing you would expect but with an energy that takes full advantage of his favorite genre tools like dubstep, trap and explosive riddim. Since his debut on Never Say Die: Black Label in 2018, JOOL has released just a handful of tracks as his circumstances allow. Read the interview below!
Hi JOOL! How are you doing?
I’m so happy these days with all the new things are happening around my latest EP, Desert Power on Never Say Die. But at the same time I’ve not happy about the corona and the situation that has brought the world, and live music to much suffering. I hope we can heal soon.
Take us back to the beginning, how did you found your passion into producing electronic music?
Even though music has been a part of my life since I can remember, my love for electronic music started like many of my friends, with Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites. But it wasn’t until SOLTAN showed us how to get out of the music desert that we find ourselves here today. Now the passion is about meeting and working with as many amazing people as possible, to spread electronic music around the world.
You released an EP called “Desert Power” through NSD: Black Label. Could you share the creative process behind about this EP? EP includes collaborations with SEED, Automhate and Cyclops. How did you end up working with these names?
I have been working to get on NSD since the beginning. Many tries, many rejections but I followed simple advice, make the tracks I enjoy making with my friends. I was already connected through management to SEED so that collab began a LONG time ago. Everyone else I reached out to when I was starting the EP. As an artist with a desert brand, it was fun to make the analogy to the movie DUNE where a messiah comes from the desert with his friends to take back the planet Arrakis :). In the movie they call this friendship, Desert Power.
The best thing that came out of these collaborations for this EP was that my manager, and the manager for Automhate, and Cyclops joined forced and now my family is even bigger than before!
What is your favorite song from the EP?
I love them all..but my most favorite is the SEED collab because it has some jazzy vibes to it.
What is the best and most challenging track you ever made?
Definitely the SEED collab..it took us MONTHS long to complete. Two artists in countries with bad internet half a world apart. But we have done everything we can to make you the best music.
How have you been staying productive during the quarantine period?
The only thing I do is music so staying productive has not changed for me..no matter if I’m sad, or happy, or any feeling, the music is always coming out. I just need my PC, and my DAW. 🙂
This quarantine period has been hard for music industry so now it’s time to support and support, any interesting new producers you would recommend to follow?
There are so many people and if I name them it’s gonna be so long..but right now go follow: SEED, Joeb, Automhate, Nemesy, Rock3tbox, Veer, and blvnkspvce. I will mention more in my NEXT interview ;).
Would you like to share something with the followers of Let the Bass Get You?
The small artist should be supported, none of them blow up over night, it takes fans and patience. Now, when it’s harder than it has ever been for musicians, we should care and support the underground with as much passion as we can.
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