This week, Jafunk sat down to chat for the EDM Prodcast.
Lachlan AKA Jafunk is a producer/DJ from Perth, now based in Berlin. He incorporates elements of funk and soul into a house-esque context, and came up via the earlier days of YouTube via channels like Majestic Casual, TheSoundYouNeed, and more.
These days, Jafunk is a successful producer in his own right with a slew of funky releases under his belt. In this interview, we dive into a plethora of topics, from his latest release Weekend Love, to his Splice sample packs, and to remix competitions.
We also cover his journey with learning traditional instruments and how that has helped him learn the type of music he wants to make. Although he tried getting by with just Ableton for a long time, using real instruments helped him achieve the funky sound he was going for.
EDM Foundations → https://edmfoundations.com
Weekend Love EP → https://open.spotify.com/album/7KPUDwWlavclOS3ttpCuUG?si=mOGkzXbtRFmwxQAzC8n8ww
Jafunk Future Funk & Soul Sample Pack → https://splice.com/sounds/splice/jafunk-future-funk-soul
Waves GTR Stomps → https://www.waves.com/plugins/gtr3-stomps
Neural DSP Archetype (Cory Wong) → https://neuraldsp.com/plugins/archetype-cory-wong
NI Guitar Rig → https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/guitar/guitar-rig-6-pro/
Connect with Jafunk:
Instagram → https://www.instagram.com/jafunk_official/
Facebook → https://www.facebook.com/jafunkofficial
Twitter → https://twitter.com/jafunkofficial
Spotify → https://open.spotify.com/artist/5KtUig38eqxK2rOtHZnz0k
Soundcloud → https://soundcloud.com/jafunkofficial
2:45 Interview start & background
9:26 His journey of learning instruments
13:50 Does the local Berlin scene influence your sound?
18:45 Why the move to Berlin?
19:53 Early success on YouTube through his Set Mo remix
22:42 How the remix opportunity came about
26:15 Majestic Casual and the early days of YouTube
28:37 Splice Sample Packs
36:32 Keeping music as a ‘sacred’ project
37:29 His latest tune, Weekend Love
40:43 The process of collaborating with vocalists
44:18 Running a remix competition
47:06 What’s been inspiring you in the studio lately?
51:52 What’s coming up next?
55:48 If you have a time machine, what would you go back and change?