Who is DJ JazyJanae?
DJ JazyJanae is a young woman who lives in her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. She’s 28 years young who’s mixed with Caucasian and African American. Music has always been apart of her life since she was a young child. Her favorite thing to use in her music is lots of bass! Any kind of bass no matter what the song has to “BOOM” as she says! Born and raised in Arizona, DJ JazyJanae has only been mixing music since January of 2021. She plans on getting into all types of different sounds from Hip Hop, Trap, House, R&B, Alternative and so much more! DJ JazyJanae considers herself as a electronic DJ and soon hopes to get into music writing in the future!
Interviewer: What first got you into music?
DJ Jazy Janae: As a child I have always loved music. Growing up my parents both opened up their kids mind to all music from County, 90’s grunge rock, 80’s pop, 90’s Hip Hop and so much more! As I got older and began going to middle school, I met so many different kids that grew up from different cultures who then started to introduce me to other music from different countries. From then on I know music was what made me happy! No matter what mood I am there’s always a song that I could listen to that made me feel understood. This pass year I was so depressed from the quarantine and other personal problems that I felt like I missing something. Throughout this pandemic music was the only thing that made me feel a purpose in life. As funny as that sounds it’s how I felt and still do! I said to myself “Why can’t you use your love for music and your creativity to help make others feel this way?” And in January 2021, that’s exactly what I did.
Interviewer: Who or what inspired you to make music?
DJ Jazy Janae: Who? I would have to say my parents. Mainly my father. My mother loved music don’t get me wrong but my father was ALOT more passionate about it. Any new album or song of one his favorite artist would come out and that man had it on repeat constantly. I remember family road trips he wold have those big big big cd books filled with nothing of cds and he would say “We are going to listen to my music and if you don’t like it go to sleep.” But I would listen because that man had good taste. My favorite road trip artist to listen to is Phil Collins. Never fell asleep when he played him.
What inspired me? How music made me feel. On my worse days music saved my life. On my best days music saved my life. I suffer from a lot of anxiety and depression and I know that no matter what music has my back.
Interviewer: What is your creative process like?
DJ Jazy Janae: Wow! Uh my creative process is very crazy and I guess you can say sporadic. I try not to force my creativity. I want to be able to feel the music I create instead of forcing it. When I think of a beat or a certain idea, I just sit down in a quiet room with some candles or incenses burning and i go to work! I just feel like its a lot easier to be DJ JazyJanae when I feel like DJ JazyJanae.
Interviewer: Has your musical journey had a deliberate direction?
DJ Jazy Janae: Creating music and becoming a DJ honestly was truly suppose to be a hobby. I wanted to have something to do during quarantine and I thought it would be really fun. I started on my iPhone 8 on GarageBand and that’s when I made Sick Journey. Sick Journey was my baby and I had so much fun creating it that I bought an IPad and become DJ JazyJanae. The rest is history I guess.
Interviewer: What is your biggest musical challenge?
DJ Jazy Janae: Oh wow! I have so many challenges I don’t know where to begin. I would have to say....hmm probably that I was afraid of people enjoying my sound and my music. I say that because it was very effortless to learn how to mix and master all on an iPad. However it was so nerve racking to actually publish my music because not everyone has the same ear. Till this day I still get anxiety when my music is finished and ready to publish but then I tell myself that in life not everything is for everyone and there is something out there for everyone.
Interviewer: What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
DJ Jazy Janae: I honestly would still be working my 9 to 5 job that I currently work at now. I love my job and the people there and I know no matter what I’ll have great opportunities either way.
Interviewer: How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
DJ Jazy Janae: I like this question ALOT! I feel like the internet is a gift and a curse sometimes. However the music industry would probably not be as strong as it is today if it wasn’t for the internet honestly. The internet is a GREAT way for artist especially independent artist to promote themselves and brand themselves in a easier way!
Interviewer: What is the best advice you’ve been given?
DJ Jazy Janae: I love this question too! A lot of my loved ones have given me so much advice but there was one person who’s very very dear to my heart told me “ Make the music you want to. What’s the worse that could happen. A few people don’t like it? Oh well!” And I was like “You right!”
Interviewer: If you were talking to a younger version of you, what advice would you give
DJ Jazy Janae: I would tell baby JazyJanae to not settle and to also not set yourself to one thing. It’s okay to be different. I was always afraid of being judge through my entire life until I was literally 25 years old. Music is art and art is about expression . How else to express things? Through yourself! So now I’m not ashamed of who I am!!
Interviewer: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be
DJ Jazy Janae: I don’t even know where to begin with this one because I feel like there’s so much!! However one thing that comes to mind is the shadiness that goes on in the industry. I feel like there’s some artist that use others to get to where they want to be and then act like it never happened. I don’t know, I just feel like everyone should want to help one another elevate in their craft.
Interviewer: What’s next for you?
DJ Jazy Janae: Honestly Im not sure! I’m working on a big project for me!! So be on the lookout for some new stuff in October! And I just want to continue to grow in my work and sound and continue to help change people’s lives!
Interviewer: Any relevant information about current/future releases?
DJ Jazy Janae: I am working on a little project that SHOULD and I emphasize on the should cause I am still working on it. However it should be released in early October!
Interviewer: What are all platforms it will be streaming on?
DJ Jazy Janae: All my music is on all streaming platforms!! Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes music, Amazon music, SoundCloud and so much more!! So this project will most def be on all of those!!
Interviewer: Will there be a video, if so rough release date?
DJ Jazy Janae: There will be a Visualizer on my YouTube channel DJ JazyJanae. I would say probably end of October!
Interviewer: Any other information you would like to tell us?
DJ Jazy Janae: Please follow my Instagram @dj_jazyjanae. I post any of my music announcements on there!! Exclusive stuff as well!