Meet Australian producer jives. His brand-new single “Something For Nothing” immediately caught my attention with its ebullient synths and choppy vocals—this tune is a must-add to your summer playlist. Check it out, and read our conversation with jives below.
When did you get started making music, and what inspired you to do so?
I’ve been making music since I was a kid but I guess mostly in bands and stuff. I really started getting into electronic music production almost 10 years ago now. I was definitely inspired by a lot of the upcoming electronic artists at the time like Flume and Giraffage and realised my dad’s computer had an old producing program on it so decided to try it out.
What was the making of “Something For Nothing” like?
It was fun! I started with the chord progression and really wanted to build it into something happy with lots of bright, high-octave melodies with quirky synth effects. I kept the percussion quite dry and sharp to hopefully punch through these things to keep the beat boppy and dense. I hope people enjoy it 🙂
How do you see yourself evolving as an artist, and what do you hope to accomplish in the next year?
I’ve gotten better at being patient with myself and to not force out music. I love the creative process more than anything and don’t feel in any rush to reach any particular goal. I’d really like to collaborate with more artists to fuse styles a bit, potentially with any singers and rappers, I think that would be a fun challenge. If anyone has any beats/vocal melodies/verses they’ve got lying around send to me plz haha.
Where can we hear from you?
I’ve got quite a bit of stuff out through More Creativity on SoundCloud as well as on Bandcamp if people feel like supporting there. “Something For Nothing” is out now, which is exciting, and hopefully more stuff soon!
Follow jives on SoundCloud.