We had the good fortune of connecting with JD Farrell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi JD, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
The answer is never give up, but there’s a bit of grey area to consider. For instance, in life, whether it be work, social, etc., it’s important to identify early and often the habits you should not indulge in, and the potential opportunities you’re wasting your time making attempts at. In music, it’s important to always try new things, but to also understand the places where you need to, not necessarily throw in the towel and just give up, but get more creative with your resolution or move on to something different. You’ll hear artists talking about ‘getting lost in the sauce’ – getting stuck on something, making things habitual, trying the same thing over and over expecting a different result. It’s all madness, but the only way to certainly fail is not to try.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My next release, Moccasin, drops on Purified Records in August! Follow my music and journey on Spotify, Soundcloud, Beatport, and Social media @jdfarrellmusic
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Atlanta is a city that can certainly fit any itinerary depending on the type of week you’re trying to have, but if you want to cover a few of the basics here are my suggestions: – international food anywhere on Buford Highway, particularly Vietnamese (Pho Bac) and Mexican (La Pastorcita)
– Mary Mac’s Tea Room
– hangout spots/lounges/restaurants in Buckhead and Midtown: Blue Martini, Red Martini, Whiskey Blue, Bucket Shoppe, The Ivy, all of Crescent Ave., STK, Café Intermezzo, Revery VR Bar, Vortex, Ponce City Market, Tiki Tango, Virginia Highlands, Ormsby’s, West Midtown, East Atlanta Village, and Cabbagetown
– Clubs/venues: District Atlanta, Domaine, Believe Music Hall, The Eastern, The Roxy, Tabernacle, Buckhead Theatre
– Braves game, ballpark activities, and/or everything at The Battery
– Touristy things: GA Aquarium, World of Coca Cola, Fernbank Museum, Museum of High Art, The Varsity
The list goes on!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Obviously shoutout to my family – my brothers, sister, parents, grandparents – ya’ll are the best. I owe everything to my upbringing and those a part of it, however I’d like to dedicate this shoutout to someone that doesn’t necessarily share the same gene pool, but is my brother one in the same – my boy Sam Wolfe! Sam has been the next biggest advocate and influence to my production, and continues to push me to try new things, work harder, fine tune my craft, and just be better in general. Our greatest resources are within, but the impact of external influence is just as heavy, especially when you have amazing friends like Sam. Sam and I collaborated on our first melodic house & techno release together, and ever since he’s continued to be majorly supportive and instrumental to my development. Big thanks mate, on and up!
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Nolan Echols @aeyeofficial