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Poll 2022: Julian Jordan
Julian Jordan

From: The Netherlands

DJ style: “My music is all about energy, my fans call it hyper house.”

Best known for: “‘Diamonds’, ‘Vibe’.”

Fave tune of 2022: “Öwnboss & Sevek ‘Move Your Body’.”

Rising star DJ/producer of 2021: “James Hype.”

Dutch producer Julian Jordan was once best known for signing a contract with Spinnin’ Records before he’d left school – a fact celebrated in a recent ‘How it started’ Insta post which showed him as a fresh-faced teen playing to a virtually empty stage, before cutting to ‘How it’s going’, where he’s standing atop the decks on a packed main stage. As this suggests, in the intervening years he’s made good on his early promise, breaking his way into the Top 100 and staying there. The last 12 months have seen him “pretty much touring non-stop” – a testament to his ubiquitous popularity. Never shy of getting on the mic to hype the crowd, recent dates include Ushuaïa Ibiza, alongside Martin Garrix, and a string of festivals such as Lakedance and Tomorrowland,

After this busy time on the road, he “can’t wait to hit the studio again”. But despite time away, fans have still been treated to tracks such as ‘Noise’ and the ravey ‘Rudeboy’, both of which featured festival-friendly builds and drops.

What’s the best DJ set you’ve seen this year?

“Alesso at Tomorrowland.”

Name one great festival you played for the first time this year…

“Creamfields Chile.”

What’s the longest DJ set you’ve ever played?

“Twenty-four hours non-stop at 3FM, a Dutch radio station.”

What’s one piece of studio hardware you wish you owned?

“A Talkbox.”

What’s the last tune you bought?

“Aazar ‘Wild Out’.”

What’s the next big sound?

“I’m building it as we speak!”