Julian Calor discusses Revealed Recordings, Producing New Music and his dog Bowie

*written by Crystal Garcia for Electronica Life
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We had a chance to catch up with Revealed Recordings newcomer Julian Calor, before his set at the Revealed Recordings night at the Heineken Music Hall for one of Amsterdam Dance Event’s premier festival events. Check out what he had to say about Revealed Recordings, producing new music and his Labrador Retriever Bowie.

Crystal – Your introduction to the stage was during last years ADE at the Hardwell presents Revealed show, the same event we are at now. So for ADE 2014 being your on stage anniversary, do you have anything in store to celebrate your performance tonight?

Julian – Yes, I’m actually going to play a lot of new tracks. Last year, Hardwell played my new ID which became Typhoon. It was my biggest track, but it was a new track when it was played. So I’m going to do the same thing tonight, but with 6 new ID tracks so there’s going to be a lot of new music.

Crystal – So a lot of new music that will leave people guessing what song it is?

Julian – Well, I’ve played a few of these tracks at Tomorrowland and Creamfields, so people may be able to recognize some of them.

Crystal – Since your beginnings in dance music, you’ve impressed everyone with your astounding skill set, while receiving support from some of the biggest DJ’s in the industry, and building fans from around the world. What are your plans for this coming year to further your success?

Julian – I’ve actually been working for a year now on my artist album, it’s fully solo with 12-13 tracks. It will be released on Revealed Recordings and although I can’t say when just yet, I’ve been working really hard and I’m really excited for it.

Crystal – You’ve played at the biggest stages the world has to offer, such as: Tomorrowland, Ministry of Sound, ADE, Creamfields, and more. Out of all of them, which one were you most nervous to perform at, and why?

Julian – I’d have to say Creamfields because it was the largest stage I’d been on and there were  sooo many people! I wasn’t super nervous, but definitely more nervous then I was at Tomorrowland and Ministry of Sound because those were smaller stages. It was a super cool experience.

Crystal – Pertaining to the success in your career so far, what’s one experience or accomplishment you’ve had that holds great emotional value for you?

Julian – When I gained support from Tiesto and other guys, it was like WOW. Okay now I have the support from everyone that I wanted. It was a really big deal for me and at the time of Typhoon, so about a year ago. Also when playing at big festivals, it was amazing to see the crowd reactions to my tracks. I didn’t know how much my music was actually known, so I just played. When everyone started singing the melodies, and I thought oh ok, this is really cool!

Crystal – Can you tell me one thing you’ve never said in an interview before?

Julian – I have a dog. His name is Bowie, a brown Labrador Retriever and he’s 4.

Crystal – Are you close to Bowie?

Julian – Eh, not really…he’s just my dog.

Crystal – So Julian Calor has a dog named Bowie and he’s 4,now the world knows.

Julian – Hahaha…

Crystal – Last question, do you have any advice for up and coming DJ’s and producers?

Julian – I think the most important thing is to make music that YOU like to make. I know it sounds cliche and what almost every DJ says, but it’s cliche for a reason because it’s true. Another thing is to have a lot of patience, don’t make any decisions too fast. That can really mess up your career.

Crystal’s final words…

Although a bit shy at times, Julian had much to discuss about his music, career and future. While achieving milestone success in just one short year that most can only dream of, it’s clear that the future is bright for this rising young star. We’re excited to see what the future holds for Julian in the years to come.