Australian-born, Berlin-based producer Jad & The has marked himself out as one of the most exciting house and disco producers around with his prolific and consistently tasty output. His almost pop-like sensibility for imbuing his tracks with memorable melody, riffs and the choicest of samples sets him apart from the crowd.

We asked Jad our three golden questions:

WHAT WERE THE FIRST RECORDS YOU BOUGHT WHICH REALLY INFLUENCED YOU?

The first Records that influenced me were all records I bought in Japan on my first overseas trip without my parents – ‘Tracy Weber – Sure Shot’ & ‘People Choice – Do It Anyway Ya Wanna”.

I fell for disco that trip.

WHAT WERE THE LAST RECORDS YOU BOUGHT?

‘Liluzu – What’s Your Star Sign’ (Kalahari Oyster Cult) & ‘Automatic Tasty – Confessions Of A Recovery Optimist’ (Fuego International), and the first Small Hours Various Artist release compiled by my friend Youandewan.

WHAT DOES 2019 HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU?

This year I have a track on Cardiff label ‘HAWS’ out very soon. Also a solo EP with my friends Slothboogie which is on the jazzier tip <jazz hands>, apart from that gigging and doing tourist thing around continental Europe and hopefully finishing off the 100 unfinished songs I’ve started!

I’ve just moved house and I’m not anywhere close to having my records or room to be looking in a nice state! See below…