Talks music & fashion
The iconic British music festival ‘Leeds Festival’ took over August Bank holiday weekend with performances from some of the biggest artists in the world on their Relentless Stage. PAUSE caught up with Jax Jones, live beat-maker and multi-instrumentalist, and chatted all things music and fashion.
When did you get to Leeds?
I got into Leeds 10 minutes before my set and I just jumped on stage. The traffic was mad but the set was incredible, I played here last year and it was good but this year it was even better.
Why was it better? What was different?
I guess, well… I’m more famous this year, so the crowd were very ready, before the minute I even stepped on stage. And every song was just a weapon it was sick.
When you say you’re more famous this year what do you mean by that?
I’ve just had more successful songs and people know what I’m about. People know what to expect, rather than people just going to check him out and see if he’s any good. They know what I’m going to do and they know they are going to have it for an hour!
Who inspires you in terms of style?
I look at Danny Dyer and I think that’s sick but it’s funny cause he’s not really known as an icon. I think I get inspired more from films and things like that. I actually got put onto Gosha when Pharrell did that collaboration with Wu Yifan during Alibaba Singles’ Day. I don’t really have someone that I buy into, I just look at the general culture and see the vibes.
What about music, what inspires you musically?
Techno inspires me a lot, I love taking underground things and combining that with Pop sensibilities, I just find it fun.
What are your aims for the future?
My aim is to have a top 10 album next year, to conquer the US and come back and play mainstage, although maybe that will be 2020!
To find out more about Relentless Energy’s stage line-up at Leeds Festival, go to www.relentlessenergy.com.