Interview with JEWEL KID

Date of birth: 7 September, 1986

Where do you live: Mosta

Status: In a relationship

Star Sign: Virgo

Main occupation: DJ / Producer

JEWEL KID started dee jaying at the age of 14, and producing music when he was around 18. His real full name is JJ Mejlak. He is now 27 years old touring mostly every week and he also owns his record label, which is called Alleanza and which is about to reach its third year.

Jewel Kid climbed on the music train way back when he was still below the legal age to enter clubs. A decade in and Jewel Kid’s journey has been fast tracked from DJ to Producer with a one way ticket to success.

He is the Winner of the Carl Cox Worldwide Remix Competition held by Beatport for Best House Remix and Awarded Best Dance Production at the Malta Music Awards 2011. He has conducted numerous tracks in Beatport’s Top 100 Charts, Weekly Radio Show syndicated globally. In 2011, he founded Alleanza Recordings.

Like a bullet marking it’s target, Jewel Kid produced releases with labels, such as Suara, Waveform, Global Underground, Soma, Tronic, Break New soil and now his own Alleanza. These are a few of the greats behind his name.

What was your greatest achievement music-wise so far?

Seeing the recognition, I am pleased to say that Alleanza and my sound are getting more and more popular. That is closely followed by being invited to landmark clubs.

What was the best advice you ever received?

My dad always taught us to never give up because your key to success might be just round the corner.

What’s a hobby you spend money on?

Electronics and watches.

What do you think is your best asset, and why?

Maybe my lateral thinking because I have always believed that the way forward is the long way round. Cutting corners does not exist in my world.

What was your biggest failure to date?

Thinking that I would enjoy consecutive flights – RANT.

Which instruments can you play?

Piano I’d like to think….since I was taught by the nuns for eight straight years.