With his latest releases of “A Million Pieces feat. Hansen Tomas” and his newest single “Fearless” – Jochen Miller is riding the waves towards a big release for his newest debut album titled “Fearlesss,” available May 29th. He’s bringing back the roots of dance music but with a little different side of Jochen that no one has ever heard before. Access sat down with Jochen to get the inside scoop for his upcoming album release and what the future holds.
What can the audience expect from your upcoming album?
I tried going back to the roots. There’s a lot of music, meaning more of the melody and chords, there’s a lot more songs in the tracks. The new album “FEARLESS” has 5 vocal tracks and 3 club bangers.
What has been the success through SoundCloud? Do you see more success towards older tracks or the upscale Jochen?
All the tracks similar to “Brace Yourself” are of course club bangers. The music tracks like “Let Love Go” had very good feedback also. I don’t think there is a big difference, all the feedbacks on the tracks were good. Whether it’s the club bangers or vocal tracks, now it’s harder to see the difference of success. Since 2011 or 2012, Facebook and Twitter has influenced the audience and I think it’s a good thing that the audience are exposed to music through social media.
What is something you’ve learned in the past year that has impacted you like never before?
Most important thing is don’t follow the hype, follow the feeling. 2 years ago, I was following the hype. I realized it wasn’t how music worked for me, I wanted to do my own thing. I wanted to produce my tracks the way I’m good at it. Creating my own sound is the important thing. If you want to be successful, you have to be creative and different from other people. That’s what I tried to do on the album as well.
The music scene is changing, was there anything you had to change to keep up and stay innovative?
When you produce more melodic tracks, it’s always a challenge to make it better than other tracks, and my own tracks that I’ve released before. Also as a DJ, during my sets playing more melodic tracks are challenging as well. There has to be more balance with club bangers and melodic tracks. I’m really happy because a lot of people think I’m a pure trance DJ. The sound I have right now is more house but trance influenced. Perfect for me, that’s me. Whatever industry you’re in, you have to be creative, be you. If other people are copying you, you’re doing something right.
What is something that you’ve never revealed about yourself, but want people to know about?
It’s really hard to say. I love to work on my garden! I’ll tell you the secret to working in the garden. You create a picture of the garden, and then you work on it. You see your work and the results directly. It’s work that you don’t have to think about, it’s very relaxing. I love to do it. My grass has to be greener than my neighbor’s.
If you could go back and change anything would you change it? Change your experiences, your career?
I don’t know. I follow my way, I follow my path. In some way, you expect more from you career, more from tracks or gigs. But I don’t have to be negative. I’m really happy with my flow right now. Of course I can be better but I think with the album finished there’s 3 or 4 hits, but like I said you never know before. If one track is going huge then the album is going huge as well.
Where do you see Jochen Miller one year from now?
It’s all about the album. The album is the key to success for me. That’s the reason I’m so happy I can release this album in two months. My album is going well and my career is going well. We will see.
Jochen Miller feat. Hansen Tomas – A Million Pieces (Radio Edit)
Jochen Miller feat. Robin Valo – We Are (Radio Edit)
Jochen Miller – Atomic (Radio Edit)
Jochen Miller feat. Chris Hordijk – Fearless (Radio Edit)
Jochen Miller – Turn It Up (Radio Edit)
Jochen Miller feat. Simone Nijssen – Slow Down (Radio Edit)
Jochen Miller – Beatbox (Radio Edit)
Jochen Miller feat. S-House – A Thousand Days (Radio Edit)
Listen to Jochen’s latest single – “Fearless”
Listen to Jochen’s newest release – “A Million Pieces” feat. Hansen Tomas