Updated: Jul 26
Here at Crave as part of our new ‘Introducing’ series we caught up with our newest ambassador Greek producer and DJ, CJ Jeff and got to know him better. CJ Jeff has a wealth of experience in the electronic music world, from A&R to event promotion, to co-owning clubs and owning the incredible label ‘Rhythmetic’. Starting as a raver at the likes of Cavo Paradiso and Ministry of Sound, CJ Jeff soon discovered he wanted to be on the other side of the booth, playing his own music to large crowds.
1. When did you first realise you liked to DJ and make music?
It was when I was a sociology university student, I always remember loving music and playing piano, finding myself at a concert or at a rave party.
At that time I started working with a well known DJ and no time after that I found myself behind the decks on the legendary Cavo Paradiso Mykonos.
2. What was the first album you ever bought for yourself?
Pink Floyd (my favourite group ever) - The Dark Side of the Moon
3. Do you remember the first track you ever made?
Yes! It was a track made with a friend and I was lucky enough to have Maceo Plex under his Maetrik project remix it!
4. What are you listening to right now?
London Grammar’s new album.
5. What has been your favourite gig/set you've played so far?
Warung club, Brazil at a carnival special a couple of years ago. That was a massive one, brazilian energy and vibe are unique!
6. What has been your favourite festival you've attended?
Sonar Athens festival, definitely!
7. What about Crave made you interested in partnering with us?
It’s the next generation of energy drinks. Sexy, healthy and I love the approach of the brand about the electronic music scene.
They support the house culture and I honestly couldn't find a better energy drink to work with.
I am happy.
8. What's your favourite Crave flavour?
Passionfruit + vanilla. I love that taste.
9. How has a year of no festivals or gigs affected you?
To be honest, at first I was happy that I finally found time for myself.
I was frequently travelling the last 8-9 years, like 250 days per year finding myself in a hotel room rather than my home, but after 6 months of rest and full studio creating and working on a new project I really miss hitting the road again.
So now I am more than ready to burn the dance floor around the world!
10. What advice do you have for people trying to have a successful career in music?
Just be original, that's it!
Crave will be following Jeff around this summer’s festivals and events as life begins to return to normal. We’re going to have a great time together, enjoying the thrills of his music and the refreshing taste of Crave!