Siam2nite had the opportunity to have an exclusive interview with Jay Karama, shortly before his performance at ONYX RCA on 20th August.
You are an up-and-coming DJ & Producer from Australia, currently ranked #27 at the inthemix Australia Top 50 People’s Choice awards of 2015. How did you get in touch with electronic dance music in the first place and how did you get into DJing and music production?
Once I turned 18 and started hitting clubs, I loved hearing the fresh music the DJ was playing. At that time I got into production pretty naturally though my big background in Guitar/Music composition. Once the tunes got some traction I started Djing in clubs - and now I'm here!
You play and produce Electro House & Melbourne Bounce. How would you describe your own music in just a few words?
Heavy, Fast and Fun!
You are best known for your track “Disco” which hit the #21 spot on the Beatport charts. What other tracks, remixes or mix-sets would you recommend to someone that is not yet familiar with your music?
My remix for TJR and my latest original "Torment" for sure. I can't wait to show everyone what's coming though - so it could be cool to stay up to date with that. Think bigger, better and heavier!
What is on your agenda for the near future and what are you currently working and focusing on?
My focus is having some originals out for the remainder of the year. I can't say too much yet, but I can say the new stuff will be pretty cool.
What were the best and the worst gigs you ever played and what were the funniest things ever occurred during any of your performances?
The best gig I've played is at Sky Garden in Bali - Insanely perfect, enormous crowd. My worst gig ever was when I was much younger. It turned out to be a day care centre until 4pm and a dance hall after! My band's set time was from 4pm! I'll never forget watching all of the kids get picked up by their parents so I knew when I could start some music.
You live in Sydney – the most populous city in Australia. What can you tell us about clubbing and nightlife there? Do you have any nightlife related suggestions for first-time visitors?
We love to just have a good time – drinking, dancing, laughing. Crowds love a bit of everything, so it's important to have a diverse set! I'd definitely suggest Red Oak Cafe for afternoon beers and Pacha or Candy's nightclub for the night.
On 20th August you will make your Thailand Debut at Onyx RCA. Have you visited Thailand before? What can the Bangkok crowd expect of your upcoming performance?
I have been to Thailand! I loved every little bit of it! The crowd can expect party vibes, heavy drops and nostalgic surprises. I really can't wait!