NEW SHOW + INTERVIEW :: VIVRANT RADIO – Jeremy Olander

Lauren Krieger

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Vivrant Radio

Hosted by Jeremy Olander
Launch date: April 22 2013 @ 2PM EST

At only 24 years old, Jeremy Olander has already earned a reputation for consistent quality and intelligent selection in both his productions and live DJ sets. He considers himself a true artist and continuous student of the music, always adapting and flowing with the emotion of the moment. His music selection is eclectic, with melody and drive always at the forefront.

His exceptional work grabbed the attention of the popular DJ/Producer Eric Prydz, who signed him to a three release deal, and asked Jeremy to accompany him on tour. Some of his major shows include performances at the Amnesia Club in Ibiza, the Pryda & Friends stage at Creamfields, Tel Aviv’s The Cat & Dog, and The Palladium in LA. He has played alongside some of the biggest DJs in the industry including Adam Beyer, Sasha, John Digweed, and Paolo Mojo.

His releases “Riots”/”Evade”/”Chronic and “Fairfax/Rypamont” were both top sellers for the Pryda Friends label in 2011, getting major plays on John Digweed’s and Pete Tong’s popular radio shows. Olander was also featured on BBC Radio 1’s “15 Minutes of Fame” segment, and was Frisky’s Artist of the Week in December 2012 (which held the #1 spot on our charts for 2 straight weeks!). Jeremy will now be launching his own show on Frisky: Vivrant Radio. Featuring his own productions and remixes, as well as carefully selected driving and melodic tracks, Vivrant Radio will be an extraordinary experience you won’t want to miss.

In anticipation of this exciting launch, we caught up with Jeremy Olander to ask a few questions:

FRISKY: Was there a definitive moment when you knew music was what you wanted to do with your life?
Jeremy Olander: I don’t think there was a definitive moment per se. It was more of a gradual process for me. For every small step I took back in the early days I felt more comfortable and certain that music was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

FRISKY: Are there any DJs or Producers who you feel most inspired by?
Jeremy: It’s pretty much the usual suspects man. Sasha, Eric Prydz, Adam Beyer, Henry Saiz, Guy J and of course John Digweed as far as both production and DJing is concerned. I think all of those guys are very unique in what they do and have the courage to do what they believe in.

FRISKY: If you could only listen to one record for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Jeremy: That’s easy. Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal. I keep coming back to it.

FRISKY: Are you currently working on any new projects?
Jeremy: Other than the releases I already have scheduled this year I’m working on new Dhillon material, which is my alias that I do darker techno stuff under. I’m also busy working on a follow-up record to ‘Let Me Feel’ that I hope to put out later this year.

FRISKY: What has been the most memorable moment of your career so far?
Jeremy: Honestly, the whole journey has been amazing so far but a couple things that come to mind are playing the Purim Street Festival in Tel Aviv for tens of thousands of people. I really love Tel Aviv and the people there and it’s one of the best places I’ve had the pleasure to play. Also, ‘Let Me Feel’ making the overall Beatport Top 10 was a big moment for me too.

FRISKY: Which venues are next on your “must play” list?
Jeremy: I’m super excited to go to Canada and Montreal to play a club over there called Circus. Heard really great things about that place and it’s been on my “must play” list for a while.

FRISKY: If your music was an animal, what would it be?
Jeremy: Haha I don’t know. Maybe a sloth. I like sloths.

FRISKY: Describe the Vivrant Radio show in two words:
Jeremy: Great fun!

We like the sound of that! Remember to tune in to the debut of Jeremy Olander’s Vivrant Radio on FRISKY Radio: April 22nd @ 2PM EST, or stream on Frisky.fm!

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