Rojdar plays HQ on the 16th June 2018
‘FREAKIN WASTED’ IS OUT MAY 18TH VIA HUSSLE
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We threw some questions at Rojdar in a rare, quiet moment in his busy schedule. This is what he told us.
AMM : The press are calling 2017 your breakout year, with your gigs at the Grand Prix, Nitro Olympics and your release of Ignition. Can you tell us How has the last 12 months been for you?
ROJDAR: Amazing to say the least! I’ve gone from playing a few shows here and there to playing the best clubs and events in Australia week in week out. In saying that, I’ve had to do a lot of growing up because I couldn’t be a kid on tour anymore, which was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I even had a bed time for a few weeks lol!
AMM: If you could, or had to, live the last 12 months again what (if anything) would you do differently?
ROJDAR: I don’t think there is anything I’d really change, all the mistakes I’ve made have helped me learn and grow. Maybe I could have gotten in a relationship then get my heart broken and then write a number #1 Album but I guess I have plenty time for that.
AMM: The Script 5-hour remix challenge looked a lot of fun but …Was it fun or was it a nerve wracking experience?
ROJDAR: It was so stressful nailing the record in 5 hours but once it was done, I knew it was a banger & started to soak up and enjoy the experience of collaborating with the lads. Probably should have toned back the partying post show, was at some random hotel bar till a stupid hour in the morning & the only thing that looked worse than me was my bank account.
AMM: Where do you see dance music going in the future?
ROJDAR: In a positive direction, more & more pop artists are collaborating with dance producers & making massive hits. This will only grow and it won’t be long till you see dance playing apart in almost every genre.
AMM: A 20 date tour is a pretty full on commitment with you hopping from state to state in a seemingly random order… What do you do to cope with all that travel and then the performance pressure? And is there any special routine that helps you cope?
ROJDAR: I have heaps of routines I follow. When you’re travelling like me & have 27 flights in the next 7 weeks, you need to look after yourself. I see a nutritionist, physio, podiatrist & a personal trainer, who writes me plans that I can follow on the road. Not something that is actively spoken about in music but I also see a psycologist. Music & touring not only takes a toll on your body, but also your mental health. So as I said, you need to look after yourself & not get stuck in a path to destruction. Speaking to people/mates really helps overall and even makes you perform better.
AMM: How did the latest single FREAKIN WASTED come about?
ROJDAR: I got sent the vocal from a Dutch writer & instantly fell in love. Worked on the record and before I knew it, It was my next single following up from ‘Ignition’ which got added across the board on every major Australian commercial network.
AMM: Can you tell us about the inspiration behind the single and also give us some idea of the recording/producing process involved.
ROJDAR: The record was written and produced over summer & that had a great influence on the record. You can almost see yourself partying at the beach during summer and dancing away to the record. There were a few steps in finishing the record.
1 – Writing a top line & laying down chords
2 – Producing the record up to a banging standard
3 – Getting the record mixed and mastered for Radio
AMM: What would be your advice to young aspiring producers who want to follow in your footsteps?
ROJDAR: The best ideas come from experimenting, so always try new things. Don’t let another producer’s opinion of your sound/music get to you. If you love it, run with it.
AMM: Do you have any message for your SA fans ahead of your South Aussie gig dates?
ROJDAR: Get Rowdy, we’re going to have one big f*cking party!!!!!
AMM: Thanks ROJDAR good luck with the tour and we will see you in Adelaide.
2017 was a breakthrough year for 22-year-old Melbourne DJ and producer Rojdar. His debut single ‘Ignition’ debuted in the top 10 on the iTunes Dance chart, amassed over ¾ million Spotify plays and got across the board airplay on commercial radio in both Australia and the UK. Rojdar also supported the likes of Tiesto and Peking Duk and appeared at events like the Grand Prix and Australian Open.
After kicking off 2018 supporting The Script on their Australian tour (check out The Script’s 5 hour remix challenge to Rojdar here), Rojdar now delivers his new single ‘Freakin Wasted’. Rojdar brings the party with his latest pop anthem and will soon be hitting the road for a massive ‘Freakin Wasted’ tour across the country.“It’s really happy and easy on the ears at the same time. I can’t wait till everyone else gets to hear Freakin Wasted.” – Rojdar
Taking crowds by storm with his wowing live performances, Rojdar has worked his way up the ranks playing gigs at underage events in 2012, to playing the main stage at Good Life Music Festival, touring nationally and sharing the same stage as the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Deadmau5, Hardwell, Knife Party, Tiesto and Martin Garrix to name a few. Rojdar also reached the top 50 of the inthemix DJ poll in 2016 and last year inked recording deals with Hussle in Australia and the famed Ministry of Sound label in the UK.
2018 now looks set to be Rojdar’s biggest year yet. Catch him on tour around the country and get ‘Freakin Wasted’ now!