Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming artists that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with J.E.F.F. II.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your music:
J.E.F.F. II: My music is a hybrid of electronica, rock n’ roll and lead guitar playing.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
J.E.F.F. II: I have many influences. I like bands such as Guns N’ Roses, The Prodigy, The Glitch Mob, RATM… For the guitar playing I like Hendrix, Joe Satriani and SRV. I listen to a bit of blues and jazz as well but it’s not really obvious in my tracks. A lot of people told me that I’m playing ‘House music for hard rockers’ *laughs* I think it’s kinda accurate.
METAL ANARCHY: What can you say about your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
J.E.F.F. II: I just released a new single and a music video called ‘Sleepless’. The track is a good introduction to my music and my sound. There’s some synth parts, heavy beats, voice samples, guitar solos… The music video was shot on a rooftop in Hollywood by night, I’m pretty with the way it came out. Check it out on Youtube!
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
J.E.F.F. II: A real show. It sounds cliché I know. But with this kind of music you’re probably expecting to see a guy alone on stage DJing with a laptop. But it’s not like that, there’s a real band with me. A drummer, a bass player and another guitar player. Sometimes I mix, sometimes I play a guitar solo, sometimes I’m jumping around and I interact with the crowd. It’s not a DJ set but it’s not your typical rock gig neither.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
J.E.F.F. II: Doing the same thing but on a much larger scale. More albums, more videos, bigger stages and bigger crowds. Playing festival gigs and tour other countries. My dream is to launch my own music label eventually. Be my own boss and work with other similar artists. Do some featurings and colabs. I like projects and I’m not afraid to try new things. You have to fail many times before you succeed.