Aug 31, 2017
TUJAMO's Exclusive Mix
This summer, TUJAMO has deservedly been enjoying an absolutely massive season. The German star has been a globetrotter with a touring schedule as full as anyone in dance music. Moreover, he has had the distinct honor of playing the closing set at many festivals including Neversea Festival and Untold Festival. We talked with TUJAMO to get a deeper look at his intense touring and the tracks rocking his summer sets!
How’d you approach this Exclusive Mix and how does it compare to your live sets this summer?
A lot of the tunes in this mix I have also been playing out in my sets. Especially the edits of my own tracks. And, of course, some new tracks I was given and loved!
Can you highlight three tracks or artists included and why they stand out to you?
Well, as you can probably see there’s a lot of Moksi in the mix. I love their music… specifically the energy and relentless arrangement in their tracks and remixes.
Then there’s the mighty Boombox Cartel. I absolutely love their track – “Dem Fraid.” It’s just superb, I wouldn’t change a thing.
And, finally, the Brohug remix of Alesso – “Falling” is also super big. I love the constant rhythmic pattern changes. It keeps everything so interesting, but it can be a bitch to mix, haha!
Your touring schedule this summer has been INSANE! How have you been able to stay focused in the moment for each show and what are some of your tricks to your success on these long runs where you may have 10 shows in 12 days?
It’s a combination of knowing how to use the time off and drinking lots of water. Those two elements will keep you on point all the time. But there’s a limit of course. After the 10 days in China I was exhausted. However, as soon as I got home, I spent time in my studio to keep up the production work. It’s important to always keep track and not lose yourself too much in all of this. Once you lose touch, it’s really difficult get back into a routine – and I need routines to stay focused.
What’s been a few of your favorite summer shows and why?
Phew, too many to count them really. This year was just fantastic, all of the shows have been smashing and the people were always on point, always high energy and loving the music. It wouldn’t do the shows justice if I just named a few. All of my shows were amazing and I’m so very grateful to have the opportunity to play for many of my fans.
You’ve been in a unique and very cool position of closing down many festivals this summer, so does your approach to those sets differ at all?
Well, the one thing about that that's very cool: you know the people came for you! It’s something that really pushes me and gives me a strong motivation to really outdo myself over and over again. Closing sets are a special treat and although a lot might argue that the time is almost killing you, it’s actually the emotion of knowing it’s all going to be over after that set that keeps you going. You don’t want to quit and neither do the fans in front of you. That’s why the closing set sometimes continues on for double or even three times their actual length.
What are one or two of your favorite remixes of “One On One” and why?
Damien N-Drix for one. Great style, super original and phat sounding in the clubs. I heard it and loved it instantly. Also, smiie did a very nice job. His style is so unique, really amazing stuff.
What can you tell us about some of your upcoming music and fall plans?
I’ve been so busy with touring, so the production side of things has been lagging a bit. But I’m back on track working on collaborations and a single. Unfortunately, that’s all the news I can give you at this point haha!
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