In the midst of Amsterdam Dance Event insanity, we acquired an opportunity to take a seat down with Tony Junior who spoke about his music, relationship, and extra. This Dutch DJ/producer, who’s well-known for his social gathering vibes and music, talks about his efforts to maneuver away from the loopy way of life. Previously nicknamed “the booty monster,” Tony opened up about how his relationship with well-known Dutch singer/actress Maan has modified his perspective.



Can you discuss your new music and issues you may have within the works?

I simply signed two data on Smash the House. That’s fairly bada**. And it’s a platform I by no means launched on,. It feels very cool to be a part of the Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike household, you realize? They’re loopy guys. I’m a loopy man, so I feel it’s a very good match.

Are you attempting to create music with the social gathering vibes on a regular basis?

Yeah, however I really launched some softer tracks within the final months. A few weeks in the past I launched some about my grandfather. It’s a really emotional tune. It simply got here out one week in the past, however now it’s time to convey the membership vibes.

Do you get any pushback along with your regular fan base?

Yeah, quite a lot of reactions are like the place’s the previous Tony Junior? But to be sincere this tune is fairly bada**. You know? So they positively dig it. But, I'll make them pleased quickly. I feel for Tony Junior it’s going to be again to the membership pageant music. We had two years that each DJ thought he may have hits on the radio and Spotify. You know what I imply? And now as a result of everybody did it and it’s not that straightforward. Everyone’s like “uh oh, what ought to I do now,” and now I feel everybody will return to his roots or do a brand new factor, however for me it’s everyone seems to be saying yeah it's best to do just like the onerous stuff you probably did earlier than. And that’s the principle path and on the facet I can do no matter I would like.

How many releases do you goal to do in like a month or a pair months?

It’s no matter I really feel. Just generally it’s like 5 a 12 months. Sometimes ten, however I’m positively aiming for not less than six membership tracks this 12 months and two or three let’s name it the “business ones.” I additionally love to do some bootlegs in between. Not for launch, however I can ship them round to different DJs, my associates, and after two or three months give it away totally free or no matter. Sometimes it will possibly get a launch, as a result of considered one of my newest bootlegs Chase the Sun was absolutely supported by Tiesto, and he was like I wish to f***ing signal it, however we couldn’t get the publishing…

What is just like the craziest factor that’s occurred in your profession?

No, you realize at this second I've a girlfriend. I’m tremendous pleased together with her, and what’s previously is previously. I had loopy stuff. Trust me. But Tony Junior two years in the past, he was single, he did regardless of the f*** he desires, he confirmed booties on Instagram, no matter. And ladies had been like “booty monster”. I had quite a lot of enjoyable once I was youthful, however now I’m like tremendous pleased with my girlfriend. I discovered what loving somebody is and it’s a lot extra significant than lust. I discovered somebody that’s superb. She’s a singer as nicely. She’s very well-known in Holland and we join so good, so I’d reasonably say that.

In Holland, I used to be on tv. I simply did an enormous tv present as nicely, and there’s quite a lot of s*** on the market. I type of modified my picture to not like a pleasant man or a unique man, however away from the booty monster. I’m tremendous pleased in my relationship proper now as a result of she was like, she’s like, she gained the Voice of Holland in 2016, and he or she’s one of many solely ones that’s nonetheless tremendous f***ing massive right here. And that was a reasonably large factor, so administration clever, we needed to, I used to be very booty-monsterish, and he or she’s like a pleasant lady. Like all the blokes wish to have her. So I type of needed to, I wished to alter my picture with ladies. It’s extra of a grown up factor, in order that’s why I don’t reply the loopy questions.

Are there any fears that you've, like performing?

Every f***’ing present. I've to throw up at all times. That’s why I drink. I solely drink once I do reveals, so I by no means drink through the week. I don’t do medication. I by no means did medication, so, however I’m at all times nervous, so I take one or two vodkas, and I’m, it makes me extra snug. When I hit the stage, it’s good. It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 hundred folks or twenty thousand, I’m at all times scared. But it retains me centered.

Where is your favourite place to carry out?

Holland, as a result of I can sleep in my very own mattress haha. No, it’s no matter. I can't say particularly this nation as a result of then all the opposite international locations can be like… No, however like, you may have some very cool locations. You’ve acquired the Guava Beach Bar, you’ve acquired the opposite one on Cypress. Yeah, but when I had to decide on between pageant or membership, I’d go for membership.

When you tour, is it quite a lot of strain for you? Or do you take pleasure in it?

I've a extreme homesickness, so I don’t tour for like a month, as a result of I might f***ing die. I hate it. And so my most is like 10 days after which I am going again. But I attempt to eat wholesome, I generally I attempt to sport, by no means go, however I attempt to generally. And you realize it’s, I simply, once I was younger I at all times was a bizarre child. I by no means slept and I slept for 4 hours after which I went to highschool and I used to be tremendous younger, and my mother didn’t get me into mattress. She was like alright, do no matter. So I’m used to bizarre methods of sleep.

If you had been to collaborate with one individual proper now who would it not be? EDM and Non-EDM

Kyle Harris in, Out Dave Grohl.


Stream ‘Better Part Of Me’ beneath

Check out our official EDMTunes playlist for the freshest tracks - up to date weekly!