Joe Stone, the Dutch-based DJ who has been making groovy waves in the music industry for the last several years connected with us to answer a few questions. Since 2015, Stone has amassed millions of online streams and has made a name for himself. His new song “Bug A Boo”, which released the other day is a combination of Joe Stone, Destiny’s Child, the Free Masons, Booty Luv and is already getting the response he had hoped for. We’ve provided “Bug A Boo” below for you to check out! Take a look at it and let us know what you think! For all other information regarding new music and shows, follow Joe Stone on Instagram.
Exclusive Joe Stone Interview
*This interview was edited for clarity*
RMR: First off, we looked into your latest work and found it to be quite intriguing. Your numbers definitely aren’t lying when it comes to plays and streams, they’re staggering. Along with that, after listening to some of your work we found the sound to be pretty unique. With all the people in the world making electronic music, some more similar than others, we found yours to have a special sound. That leads us into our first question:
What sparked your interest in making music from the beginning?
JS: I had a best friend at elementary school in 1994 and he had this cool program on MS-DOS called Fast Tracker 2. It was so much fun to be able to trigger samples in a certain way. From that moment I was hooked. Because I had a background in playing keys it was easier for me to create melodies.
RMR: As you pushed forward and got more serious with music, whose sound really inspired you?
JS: In the progressive era of house music when things were starting to get more serious I was inspired by Swedish House Mafia, Nicky Romero and such. But it never felt it was really ‘me’ in the end. A few years later it became cool to make Deep House again and really felt more like my cup of tea. Since I have a lot of love for 80’s and 90’s music. Artists like Daft Punk, Axwell, Hot Since 82, MK, Disclosure, Route 94 and Ten Snake inspired me to where I am now.
RMR: Nowadays, where do you find your inspiration when coming up with the latest songs that you’re releasing, like Bug A Boo?
JS: I guess I was inspired by tracks from Free Masons and Booty Luv for the staccato bass sound. For the vocal I was looking to find something from Destiny’s Child. Bug a Boo was perfect for that.
Joe Stone – “Bug A Boo”
RMR: It’s crazy to think your song like “The Party (This Is How We Do It)” is still burning bright and has more potential growth, how does it feel to know your work from 2015 is still relevant and still has tons of ears to perform for?
JS: Spotify has a big part in this I think because of the playlists it’s still added to. At the time I was trying to create something timeless by using classic deep house sounds such as the famous Organ 2 from Korg. And by re-editing the vocal to create a new chorus it sounded like something new as well.
RMR: Where is the direction you’re headed with your music and career going forward in the near future?
JS: As an artist it’s hard to re-invent your style to keep up. I take this as a challenge to also try something new. Probably can’t and won’t get away from 80’s and 90’s vibes though.
RMR: Have you been able to think about what will bring your game to a higher level?
JS: I’ve been thinking about creating merch and stuff but as for music I think listening to other artists is really important. Maybe for bigger shows in the future playing live keys while DJing.
RMR: We have high hopes of seeing your progress and are very excited to be able to connect with you for this interview. Thank you for your time!
JS: Very happy to hear that. You’re welcome and thanks for having me for the interview!
Joe Stone – “The Party” ft. Montell Jordan (This Is How We Do It)
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