We caught up with DJ Syn Cole to chat about his new music, career highlights, fashion and much more.
When did you first realise you could make a career in music?
I think this was long ago when I got my first synth and production gear. I started to make my first tracks & send out demos to labels and quite soon got a positive response
Name three artists you had on your playlist growing up?
Daft Punk, Hans Zimmer & Scooter
Where and when was your first ever live performance?
It was a local club gig here in Estonia about 10 years ago
What’s the best part of being a DJ?
To be able to travel the world a lot, and to have the work as a hobby & vice versa
If you could collaborate with one other artist, past or present, who would it be?
A collab with Coldplay would be amazing!
You’ve just collaborated with Kirstin to release Got The Feeling. How did the collaboration come about?
After Sony/RCA signed my “Feel Good” for vocal version release, we had this vocal demo finished – but it didn’t have a feature singer yet. I really liked Kirstin’s releases and since she’s also on Sony, the collaboration sounded like a perfect idea 🙂
How long did the song take to create and finalise?
It took a few months
Have you played it live yet? How was the reaction?
I’ve played it indeed! The reaction was great as many people know the earlier instrumental version “Feel Good” on NCS, which has grown quite well on YouTube.
How happy are you with the end result of?
I’m really happy about it! 🙂
What song have you got on repeat at the moment?
I listen to various stuff all the time, but I’ve been a big fan of Clean Bandit, Charlie Puth & Calvin Harris.
What was your 2017 highlight?
Getting the vocal version signed to Sony/RCA was definitely a highlight for me. Also my Spotify streaming did really well in 2017, exceeded 200 million total streams on my own songs and their remixes. The year-end Spotify stats climbed to 7 million hours of streams & 16 million fans – I was really happy to see this
What has been your career highlight?
Can’t really name one, but playing at the biggest festivals Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, Creamfields & Ultra Miami are definitely highlights. Also doing remixes for pop artists & and my own songs getting remixed by huge names – such as Kygo & Avicii remixing my “Miami 82”
Where and when was your most memorable performance and why?
EDC Las Vegas. Such an amazing high-energy crowd on one of the mainstages throughout my set
How do you spend your down time?
Usually relaxing in my hometown
Where can we see you playing next?
Some gigs are currently to be confirmed, but next month I’m playing in Tallinn (Estonia) with Madison Mars & many others
If I wasn’t a DJ I’d be…
Definitely a graphic designer. Actually I used to do it before I went full-time on music. I still like to do it for fun sometimes – the 3d artworks on my “SYNERGY” Spotify playlist series are all mine.
Favourite film & TV series?
“Interstellar” & “Breaking Bad”
Drink of choice on a night out?
It’s mostly beer nowadays for me
If you could have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
In this case it would be pizza I think!
Describe your style/fashion?
I like various casual, but I’m fan of black t-shirts and hoodies haha
What’s your New Year’s resolution?
To release much more music for sure!
Thanks for chatting with us Syn Cole. Listen to his new track below: