Hot off the heels of a sold-out debut live show at Peckham Audio, and with a string of highly regarded EPs and singles, including ‘Need You,’ we ask Jasper Tygner to introduce himself.

Who are you?

My name is Jasper Tygner.

Where are you from?

I’m from Finsbury Park, North London.

What do you sound like?

That’s a hard question, I think I sound like ME but I reckon that’s a mixture of breakbeat, ukg and some fun house tracks mixed together. 

Why should we follow what you’re doing?

Because you want to come and see my Iive show! Music is always better live.

Which of your tracks sums you up? Why?

I think it’s ‘That’s Too Slow’, somewhere in between headphone music and the club. I’m a fan of big melodies in tracks, and select snippets of vocals with punchy drums and lots of pads. This track has all of this.

What have you got coming out in the near future?

My EP ‘Real Time’ is out February 23rd on LG105, and I’m working on the next EP as we speak. Plus some collaborations with some of my favourite artists at the moment. Going to be an exciting year of releases.

What or who is your biggest influence and why?

It’s got to be either Jacques Greene or Ross From Friends. Both are just insane producers that delve from club to headphone music. They have catchy tracks and big club tracks, but you always know it’s one of theirs, very original. 

What have you released so far? What else have you got coming out in the near future? 

I’ve been releasing tracks from my new EP ‘Real Time’ since the end of last year and they have been received insanely well. A number of editorial playlists and some great radio support too, but mainly I’ve had some great messages from people about the tracks which is always the most gratifying thing.

I’ve also released on Silver Bear and Shall Not Fade in the past. I think my first Silver Bear release really put me on the map and then the Shall Not Fade release ‘Equals’ with Joe Hertz really resonated with people.

How did you get into DJing/ producing to begin with?

I started producing pretty late, I got into producing at 17/18 and didn’t release anything until the first week of lockdown.

My first EP came out in 2020, I still listen to it fairly regularly but I think my style has changed since, much more clubby.

I’ve been a musician for as long as I can remember but producing has been a hobby until I released my first EP. I’ve DJ’d at friends’ parties and for fun but only properly started playing shows just over a year ago.

What are three things on your studio shopping list?

Sequential Prophet-6, a subwoofer, and some kind of drum synth but I’m still figuring that one out. I’m a big fan of analog synths.

Who or what have you sacrificed for your art?

A lot of time. I worked three days a week for two years while doing music and shows on the weekends until very recently when I was able to start doing music full-time, which was a real moment. That was the goal for a long time. 

What’s been your favourite place to play so far?

I’d have to say my debut live show at Peckham Audio. The vibe in that room was unreal!!!

Where can we hear your music?

I have lots of shows coming up but Spotify or wherever you get your music! 

What one song would feature on the soundtrack to your life?

Mk.gee – CZ‘, it’s not dance music but it’s just too good. I come back to this track daily. The melodies and vocals and production are just too good.

What motivates you?

I love music, dance music and performing live. I used to be a musician playing other people’s music, so to be able to play my own music in front of people is the goal! 

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.

I can play five instruments; drums, trombone, piano, percussion and some moderate bass.

What’s the best bit of advice you’ve received?

I’ve had two really good bits this year!

1. Gear isn’t important, it’s all about the idea. 

2. Just because someone else is doing well, that doesn’t mean you’re doing badly. I think everyone struggles with comparison and this really helped me out.

Where will you be in five years’ time?

Still releasing music, working with loads of other artists and touring the world.

Jasper Tygner’s ‘Need You’ is out now on LG105. Look out for his ‘Real Time’ EP, out February 23rd Find him on Instagram.

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