Interview with J-Path – June 2011 NEH Magazine

To follow is the interview I did with J-Path as part of the 2011 World DJ Festival review in the June “The Arts Issue” of NEH Magazine. Be sure to check out the actual article in the magazine for the photo that Luc Bonnici took. All Seoulites should be filled with envy until they get that photo taken of them.

J-Path is more than a DJ. In addition to lending his deep bass sounds to several recurring events, including the Low End Theory (L.E.T.) and Junglist in Hongdae, he’s involved in multiple musical endeavors across several genres.

He’s the Creative Facilitator and Producer for K-Pop icon Bada, former lead singer of S.E.S., who are in the record books as the highest selling K-Pop girl group of all time. He has also produced tracks for Korean reggae artist Skull, and is currently working on an album with Korean reggae band Windy City.

J-Path serves as creative facilitator for a Korean commerce-oriented social networking service group called Good Buy Selly. He is also the organizer for the 2011 Global Gathering Korea music event.

Interested in learning how to make your own professional music? You can take beat production classes from J-Path in his home studio, just contact him at jungpath@gmail.com. If you’re still looking to validate his abilities, electronic music legend Goldie is on record as saying, “Phenomenal guy, reminds me of Photek.”

J-Path performed on the Sound Stage Friday night of the World DJ Festival. He may not be long-winded, but we caught up with him a week later to grab his thoughts regardless.

NEH
What was your impression of the WDF?

J-Path
It’s interesting and exciting to watch the growth of the music scene in Korea.

NEH
What was the most memorable experience from the WDF?

J-Path
The fact that I played there.

NEH
What performances did you catch? Who did you like?

J-Path
I saw the band before me, I believe it was Rux. That was the only band or artist I witnessed.

NEH
Have you performed in other countries?

J-Path
Yes, Japan.

NEH
What is unique about a festival in Korea? What is unique about a Korean crowd?

J-Path
The majority of them are not on drugs.

NEH
Who are your favorite artists right now and why?

J-Path
Too many to mention, but currently I’m feeling Lisa Mitchell.
Just chilled out folk music vibes to chill to without dissecting the beats is a nice comfort.

NEH
How do you describe your style of music?

J-Path
Random, spontaneous, and FAT!

NEH
What current trends in music are you excited about/not excited about?

J-Path
Electronic music is definitely always exciting. Pop scene can use some creativity.

NEH
What about in Korea? What is happening right now musically in Korea?

J-Path
Korean music scene is still young, but growing relatively fast. Musicians are creating their own pace and game. It’s exciting to see where it’s going to go and connect globally.

NEH
What projects are you working on and can we expect from you in the future?

J-Path
I’m currently brushing off my “VS” album with local reggae band Windy City. And too many stuff in the bag which will all see the light of the day.

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~ by ripcitytoseoul on June 28, 2011.

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