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Olly James


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Olly James Exclusive Interview with Out Now

Olly James (Oliver James Purvis) is a 25-year-old British Dj/Producer born and raised in Newcastle. At the age of 18, Olly James got into producing and guided by video tutorials the first Olly James productions were born. Two years later (Nov 2013) the first official release was a fact, ‘’Sphinx’’ was released at Boom Boom Records. From that moment on releases kept coming in fast and Olly started to climb the ladder, within one year Olly James managed to release 16 tracks. Oct. 2015 was the first, of a lot to follow, releases on Hardwell his label, Revealed Recordings. Not much later this release was followed up by an official remix of the legendary ‘’Ecuador’’ by Sash which got released by Spinnin’ Records and got worldwide recognition. Ecuador was soon followed up by two more releases on Revealed Recordings which gave Olly James a quick boost to a new dimension within the music industry. A collaboration with VINAI was on the planning to be released next on Spinning Records and also this release made it into the top of the Beatport rankings.


The collaboration with VINAI was soon followed by multiple tracks on Spinnin’ Records, Revealed Recordings and Maximize Records. Beside multiple singles releases, a new banger together with MOTi and Kenneth G was created early 2017 called Omen. After “Omen” Olly created two solo releases called “Code” and “Aruna” which both made it into the top 10 of the Beatport rankings.

At this moment Olly can be seen as a new EDM talent who is making quick steps, with monthly releases on international recognized labels and bookings throughout the world Olly is on his way to the top.

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Where are you from? Hi, I am Olly James. I'm from Newcastle, England and a dj/producer of Bigroom.


When did you start making music? About 6 years ago 


How do you describe your music? I would describe my music as Energetic & fun

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Favorite moment from your career? 

Playing Tomorrowland was probably my favorite moment so far! 


Who is your biggest musical inspiration? 

My biggest musical inspiration is Calvin Harris, he’s mastered all genres within EDM & pop 


What is your producing software? Fl Studio 20 

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What other things do you do besides making music? 

Most of my life is spent in the studio but when I’m not I’m in the gym or out partying & I’m obsessed with FIFA 

What is your favorite track of all time? Favorite track of all time Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy trash - reload 

What is your best-producing tip? 

Beat producing tip is to experiment with Using samples as leads, not just VSTs

Why did you start making music? 

 I discovered big room & became obsessed so I started making mashups & then developed into producing, but I’ve always been creative so it just kinda made sense!

What are your upcoming gigs? Just came back from a 2 week Asia tour which was amazing but now I’m super excited to play some Europe shows this summer in the Czech Republic, Germany & Macedonia 


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What are your goals for the future? My goals for the future are to keep developing my sound & meeting more of my fans around the world

What advice can you give for the young music producers/DJs: 

My advice for young producers is always spending as long as you can in the studio & more importantly don’t compare yourself to others as it will slow down your creativity 

Please write a message to your fans:  I wanna give a huge shoutout to all the fans of my music around the globe, if you have streamed, bought or watched my music or even seen me play live then I love u

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