Brijs has reworked Jai Paul track, Jasmine, making our feet want to hit the dancefloor. Out on 16th March it has already had some attention and will no doubt heighten anticipation for the artist’s work later in the year.
Brijs spoke with The Fountain about his influences, and his favourite gig to date.
TF: A new video release, you must be ecstatic?
Absolutely! It’s so great to share something that reflects the direction I am headed. The animation is awesome too! It’s by a lovely talented dude called David Renton – he worked on some of Mr Juke’s visuals which caught my eye so I was hugely excited when he agreed to work on Jasmine.
TF: And what was it like to re-work Jai Paul’s track?
Honestly, it was difficult. I’ve been so in love with the song for such a long time, it took a lot of work to get it to a place where I felt it was worthy of sharing. I guess it’s a very protracted way of saying thank you to Jai and A.K. for the masterpiece they created.
TF: Cinematic in form, where did your musical inspiration come from?
Cinematic wasn’t really my intention but it’s a word that seems to crop up a lot when people describe my music. I pay the bills supervising, producing and writing music for advertising so I guess my familiarity with applying music to film may surface without me knowing! The track was inspired by a love for those overplayed early disco records and flamboyant guitar records of the early seventies – it’s nostalgic for time when music wasn’t subjected to the kind of cynicism we’re used to now.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
We did a couple of dates with a singer and frequent collaborator of mine called Dandelion last year but I’ve personally been very show shy until recently. I haven’t been comfortable with my voice in a live setting until very recently but I’m working towards some summer shows with a booking agent currently… so it won’t be long!