Having brought something fresh and different to Axtone Records with the release of ‘Freewheelin’ featuring Caitlyn Scarlett, London-based Dutch producer Jack Winsis certainly among the ‘Ones To Watch’ in 2018. With the ability to transform an original track into a feel-good powerhouse record, the promising talent has served up A-list remixes for the likes of Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Kygo, Ed Sheeran, Clean Bandit and Dua Lipa – not to mention his recent collaboration with Jonas Blue. From his releases across Armada Deep and Mixmash Records to his forthcoming debut on Tiesto’s label AFTR:HRS, Jack Wins sat down with Viralbpm to discuss about his latest productions, upcoming events, favorite artists and relationship with his fan base.
V1. Armada Deep, Mixmash and now Axtone Records; How do you feel about this milestone in your career?
Jack Wins: It’s great that these amazing labels like my music and are happy to release it! The more people that can hear and enjoy my music, the better!
V2. Your latest release ‘Freewheelin’ feat. Caitlyn Scarlett follows on your official remix of Axwell Λ Ingrosso’s ‘Dreamer’. It seems that the legendary duo supports your work. Should we expect some more releases on Axtone?
Jack Wins: Yeah it’s really great that they do! There is definitely more in the pipeline – watch this space 😉
V3. Jack Wins Tell us more about the creative process of ‘Freewheelin’ and your collaboration with Caitlyn Scarlett. Any interest story behind it?
Jack Wins: I was given the topline by Caitlyn Scarlett’s manager and basically produced the backing track behind it. Normally I tend to work with the singer/songwriter from the start, but I like this approach as well, because when a topline inspires you, the production comes together quite naturally. The funny thing is we only met last week, whilst this track was finished months ago! Soon we’ll go in the studio and write a follow up to ‘Freewheelin’ – can’t wait
V4. We see that you have a busy schedule with lots of events, according to your calendar! Tell more about these upcoming events.
Jack Wins: Yes, lots of exciting gigs coming up! I’ve played at Medusa Festival in Mexico on March 22nd, I’m supporting Hardwell at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on April 1st and playing Creamfields in August to name a few
V5. With which producer would you like to collaborate with in 2018 and why?
Jack Wins: I’d like to do a track with CID – I met him recently when he supported Galantis at their gig in London – I think he’s a very talented producer plus he’s a really nice guy – I reckon we can come up with something great! (plus people say I kind of look like him haha)
V6. Which producers would you characterize as the ones to watch? Name a few that have caught your attention.
Jack Wins: I really like Youngr – that guy seems like an all-round producer/singer/songwriter! I think M-22 always release really solid songs too.
V7. What’s in store for the rest of the year? Any new upcoming tracks, collabs or events we could talk about?
Jack Wins: Lots of exciting things planned! Remix wise, I just released my Kygo remix and finished off one for amazing UK talent called Sam Calver. The Freewheelin’ remix package is getting released soon and after that I have my debut release on Tiesto’s AFTR:HRS There is lots more coming up, but don’t want to reveal everything just yet – watch this space 😉
V8. How did social media affect your personal life, but also your career as an artist? Is it important in order to cultivate a relationship with your fan base? Which platform is your favourite one?
Jack Wins: I’ll be honest, I’m not a real social media kind of guy – I’m quite a private person and really enjoy connecting with people in person and enjoy experiences rather than feeling the need to constantly having to share everything that I’m doing. That said, I love connecting with my fans online, having people reach out to me, giving feedback and also seeing what other guys are up to – it’s obviously a great way to be connected with everyone around the world and let them know what I’m up to and get instant feedback on my music.