Dutch DJ and producers The Him and Jordan Jay release their new single, making sure you never want to leave their side. It’s a straight up musical pleasure for the ear, with its uplifting piano chords, energetic beat and joyful soul vocal. A perfect tune to turn any occasion into a happy one. Get ready to smile and dance on ‘By Your Side’, out now on Spinnin’ Records.
‘By Your Side’ is the follow up single to The Him’s recently released ‘Broken Love’. It’s their first time collabing with fellow Dutchman Jordan Jay. “It was so much fun working with Jordan Jay in the studio. You never know what the outcome is when you start working together. This collab worked out really well and we are so happy with the result!”, Steven from The Him explains. Jeroen continues: “We feel that this track represents both our styles and it works great live. We played it on Tomorrowland and the crowd went NUTS!”.
“’By You Side’ consists of an old-school vocal combined with a fresh 2018 future house sound.”, Jordan Jay explains. For him ‘By Your Side’ is his newest release after ‘Treat You Right’ earlier this year. He continues: “The first time I met The Him was backstage at Ultra Music Festival in Miami. We met up because The Him really liked my remix for Zedd’s ‘The Middle’. After this I sent them some music which they liked and eventually we did a studio session together. I had this project with a vocal from an old Z.Z. Hill track. They really liked it and we started working on this tune. This is what became ‘By Your Side’.”
Q1. Please talk to us about your latest release and the inspiration behind it.
【The Him】We met up with Jordan Jay in our studio in Amsterdam to work on a track together. He had found this old vocal sample and pitched it up which sounded really cool. We build the idea for the track around it that day and than send it back and forth a couple of times to finish it.
【Jordan Jay】I've always wanted to sample an old song. The vibe that it brings to a track is just so much different than writing a new song. Nobody writes about working for so many years and needing a 'Sweet Woman' nowadays.
Q2. How was working with THE HIM/JORDAN JAY? Any behind the scene stories?
【The Him】It's so fun to work with talented people. It's nice to exchange thoughts and learn from someone who has a different style and works in a different program to make music!
【Jordan Jay】Working with The Him has been great! They're an inspiration and the vibe these guys have is just really good! Hope to work on more stuff with them in the future!
Q3. Please leave a message for your fans in Japan.
【The Him】We've never been to Japan but we can not hope to go there and meet you!! Much love Jeroen&Steven.
【Jordan Jay】Thanks for the continuous love and support!