Jordy van Oostveen, better known as Jordy Dazz (and formerly Jordy Lishious), a young Dutch DJ/producer, has been climbing the charts and gaining notoriety for his “Big Room” House productions and remixes all year. At the beginning of 2011, Dazz made his debut on Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings with the release of “Lump,” a deep, techy, Progressive House track that gained support from the likes of Tiesto, Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Fedde le Grand, Armin van Buuren, Dada Life and many more. With new releases out this year and a booked calendar full of music festivals and nightclubs alike, it’s time to get keen to this rising talent’s “Dope & Dirty” sound!
Originally from Tilburg, Holland, Dazz’s interest in music started at a very early age. Back when he was just a spry youngster at age 12, he would spend all his allowance money on CD-singles and albums of all different genres – from Dutch Folk to Hardcore and Pop to Top 40. He started by making remixes, cuts, edits and mixed tapes on his computer – he was fascinated by the process and the ability to change sound and remake it however he wanted. Dazz started out DJing when he was about 14 years old, but it wasn’t until age 18 that he started producing music. Finally, at 23 Dazz bought his own gear and started to teach himself some practical production techniques, building upon the basics. In an interview with Beats Media, Dazz admits, “[In order] to be a producer, you really have to be some kind of nerd.” He explained he continues to learn everyday and has risen to his current level of music production by “watching a lot of tutorials, getting to know how audio synthesis really work, and by simply playing around with the software.”
After witnessing the crowd’s reaction when Fedde le Grand dropped his hit track “Lump” on the main stage at Ultra Music Festival in Miami last year, Dazz knew he “was heading in the right path musically.” And that from that moment on, he wanted to produce more tracks with a “bigger sound, heavier drops, and with a more energetic overall party-feel to them.”
Personally, we think his sound is very powerful and techy, it’s also typical “Big Room,” and “Hardwellesque.” However, sometimes it seemingly takes forever to get to the actual “drop,” and then when it finally does, it is not quite the hard-hitting bass-filled drop one would expect, but instead more of a synth-filled drop that leads you right into another build (somewhat tedious at times). Beware: this may throw off your typical stomp dance when anticipating the “drop”…Don’t be caught looking like a fool when that Jordy Dazz beat “drops.”
With the support of Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings and big name DJs giving his tracks some limelight at major festivals, Dazz is certainly off to a good start. This year has already seen many new releases from the young Dutchman, and if all continues to go well for this rising talent, it’s only a matter of time before you start hearing the name Jordy Dazz more often in the dance music arena!
Check out some of his tracks:
Jordy Dazz – “OMG”
Jordy Dazz – “Bad Rule”
Jordy Dazz & Mightyfools – Drum Fail (Original Mix)
Kryder & Bream – Dynamo (Jordy Dazz Remix)
Matt Nash, Dave Silcox & Tom Peppe – Hearts (Jordy Dazz Remix)
And his latest release (October 2012): Jordy Dazz & Dannic – “Fuego”
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By: Angelo Castañeda