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article imageMartin Jensen talks '16 Steps,' electronic music, Anne-Marie Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 8, 2018 in Music
Danish DJ and record producer Martin Jensen chatted with Digital Journal about his new track "16 Steps," where he collaborated with singing sensation Olivia Holt.
On his track "16 Steps," he said, "It came as a result of the experience I had traveling the world. I wanted to try some new music, something different from the club and tropical house tracks that people know me for. I think having Olivia Holt on the track is an indication in itself of how different this new track is."
For Jensen, working with Holt was "really good." "She is super professional, very easy to work with and the whole experience was really amazing," he explained.
Last year, Jensen ranked No. 70 in the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs poll. "It was amazing because the year before I was placed at No. 82, so I moved twelve spots up on the list. It is so unbelievable even to be voted into the Top 100 DJs in the world, so I am so happy," he said.
Jensen is drawn to electronic dance music due to the "endless possibilities" it offers him. "There is no specific path I need to follow. It allows me to produce anything from trap to dubstep to pop – really anything I want. If you play rock music, you can sometimes get locked within the boundaries that it offers you, but with electronic music, you can go anywhere you want," he said.
On his future plans, Jensen said, "My plans for the future are definitely to travel more and release more music. I hope that people then listen to my music and like it."
Digital transformation of the electronic dance music scene
On the impact of technology on the electronic dance music (EDM) scene, Jensen said, "There has always been technology in the EDM scene, after all, it is called 'Electronic Dance Music,' so you can't produce it on acoustic elements. I am not of the opinion that it is getting easier to produce, because you just have to know so much more about software. There are so many plug-ins, so many MIDI-keyboards, new features in the DJ booth and all that kind of stuff. That means that you have to keep yourself updated all the time if you want to stay interesting and relevant in the EDM scene."
Regarding his use of technology in his daily routine, Jensen said, "I use it all the time: when I am in the studio producing music as well as when I am in my DJ booth playing for the crowd. Then I have my In-Ear system, which allows me to jump around on stage without a wire hanging from the booth. There's a lot of things you can do with technology."
Jensen listed Anne-Marie as his dream female collaboration choice. "Anne-Marie is really exploding in popularity at the moment, has a sick voice and is a really brilliant talent. To work with her would be amazing," he said.
For his fans, he concluded about "16 Steps," "I would love for them to listen to it and make it known what they think about the track. Send me a direct message on Instagram or on Facebook. I really appreciate the feedback they have been sending to me. So, hit me up guys, I am ready to read it and I will do my best to reply."
"16 Steps" is available on iTunes and on Spotify.
To learn more about electronic producer and DJ Martin Jensen, check out his Facebook page.
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