We caught up with British music producer and DJ Jacob Plant to talk about his new track, what he’s been up to this summer, fashion and what he’s got in store for 2017.
You’ve just released your new track ‘About You’ with Maxine. How did the collaboration come about?
Maxine and I had been working on music for her the week before. We had a few sessions in my studio in LA and decided to work on a house song that I could use. It was actually a really fun session as we all ended up partying after. She’s become a really good friend of mine since.
If you could collaborate with one other artist in the world, past or present, who would it be?
Describe your sound?
My music fits under the category of House music. Most of my releases are similar tempos. I do switch up my releases a lot though as I don’t want to release the same song every time. It’s nice to keep evolving and doing something new.
Who influences you musically?
I listen to so much different music at the moment. I notice it’s all about what mood I am in and what I am doing. Sometimes it’s metal, rap, classical, dance. It’s good to look outside of the music you make to find influence.
When did you first realise you could make a career in music?
When I could afford to quit working at my local Sainsburys.
What’s your favourite song at the moment?
Camelphat – Cola. Such a summer anthem.
Who’s your guilty pleasure track?
Paramore – Hard Times. I think I play that about 8 times a day.
Where have you played so far this summer?
I’ve just come back for playing Reading and Leeds festival. It was insane. The crowed were so good this year.
What is the most memorable performance you’ve ever seen?
I went to see Linkin Park when I was 14. I remember being so blown away by it all. I really wanted to be in a band like them when I was younger. I ended buying the same guitar they used and thinking I was closer to being like them haha.
What does a typical day in the life of Jacob Plant look like when you’re not creating music?
I moved to LA in February this year. I’ve been so busy working that I haven’t had much time to enjoy it, but when I do, I like to explore and find new places.
Drink of choice on a night out?
Ginger and whiskey.
The Assassination of Jesse James.
Who’s your biggest style & fashion inspiration?
I love DJ Snake’s style. He’s always got fresh garms and seems to love street fashion.
Give us your best chat up line?
I’ll cook you dinner if you cook me breakfast.
Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to make a career in music?
Keep trying, don’t stop at the first hurdles. Don’t let failure make you bitter, use it to make you better. Oh and don’t send everyone your first demos. Spend some time and get your stuff good then people will listen!
Check out Jacob’s music video for his new track below: