The Dutch trance DJ-producer has been rocking clubs and charts worldwide with his big room sound and distinctive production. Zul Andra talks to the man about his music ahead of his gig at Azzura.

What are you currently working on?
Well I've just finished my remix for Armin van Buuren's "Feel So Good" with vocals by Nadia Ali, a brand new big room mix of "Brace Yourself" will be released very soon and my new release "One Day" with remixes from the guys from Shy Brothers and Erick Strong is coming out in June. I also did a really special Ibiza mix-compilation that will be released on the Be Yourself music label on recently.

Tell us how "Troucid" came about and what were the challenges faced in making that track.
We're always looking for new ideas in the studio, and I thought a combination of house, trance and acid would sound cool together. So Benno and I worked on it in the studio, it was not easy to make it happen, but the end result is there. It is so cool to see that all kinds of DJs play "Troucid," from David Guetta to Armin van Buuren and Axwell to Sander van Doorn. In my opinion when this happens to a track, you have a real club monster!

Your latest release "Rotunda" was produced with Markus Schulz. What is it like working with him?
Markus and I met up in Miami this year at the WMC. We had been really appreciative of each other’s work and were thrilled that we were able to create some time in our schedules to hit the studio together. We got into a great flow immediately and the result of that you've heard! It was great fun working with Markus, as he's not only really professional but also just a great guy to be around!

What can we expect from your set in Azzura Beach, Singapore?
A lot of my own tracks, for sure. I can't wait to get to Singapore for the first time, and I'm sure it's going to be amazing! I'll be giving it my all, and if the people coming to Azzura are with me, we'll make it a night to remember.

Take a journey into sound with Jochen Miller on June 18, 10pm. Azzura, 46 Siloso Beach Walk, 6270-8003. $25-30 includes one drink.


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