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Steem: Interview

 

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Inspiration: Emotions

Passion: Music

Strength: To rise above

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I am Jordan Ornelas. A DJ / Producer from Toronto, Canada who goes by the name Steem.

Why do you do what you do?

I do what I do because it is an opportunity to express my thoughts and allow people to relate with me on a musical and personal level. I have this drive to pass forward a message to my fans with all this positive energy that lures inside me. My music allows me to tell a story without any words needed and it allows people to just jump in, let go of all their stress, and enjoy for those few minutes. It could be on their MP3’s or live in concert; its purpose is to get the audience’s mood into a brighter place. This is why I do what I do, and I love every minuet of it.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I knew that this is what I wanted to do when it didn’t feel like a hobby anymore at the age of 18. From that moment on, I started to focus all my time into gaining more experience by doing monthly mixes, DJing at school dances, and fundraisers. I then began to produce to get a feel for how the music I love so much is made. Producing for that small amount of time led me to be signed to 3 labels: 6N7 Music, Dansant, and Phantom Recordings. Since then my fan base has been growing. I have been placed on the MHM Live roaster and have been working along side Embrace in Toronto, Ontario, which has got me to open up for big names such as: Danny Avila, Borgeous, Darude, Junior Sanchez, and dBerrie.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

The toughest thing I had to overcome so far is to be the best I can be for myself. Each time I create a new track or perform, I always want to strive to be better then before and if I am happy with myself then the music will speak for itself. What helped me overcome this is the amazing support from my fans, family, and friends.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Many people have inspired me. The people that make an impact are the ones who are always a step ahead as they work on their present goals and achieve them. I have also inspired a few people directly in the short amount of time I have been active due to my drive, confidence and love for what I do.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

One mistake that I made so far is rushing my track “Nightmares” to be released. I feel as if I could of done more with it, and it wasn’t mastered well enough. I feel it didn’t show my full potential. I have now learned to manage my time properly, and learned to not release anything until I am happy with it 100%.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I am currently working on 2 remixes, 4 singles (2 contain vocalists), and 4 other collaborations. I have a huge line up of shows all around Toronto at the hottest venues such as: The Hoxton, Maison, Aria, and much more TBA. Look out for more Steem merchandise coming, as well as the launch of my new podcast series called “Act of Feeling”.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Advice I would give to other people is to live life to your liking. Don’t listen to negative people and prove them wrong. Follow your heart and focus on what you love. You can be anything in life as long as you take the proper steps to get there. Always have a back up plan and don’t settle for easy. Nothing ever comes handed to you. You need to work hard for what you want to be. Respect and friendship are the keys to success.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

#TeamSteem

 

Steem: Profile

 

Full name

STEEM (Jordan Ornelas)

Age

20

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Madeira, Portugal

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

DJ / Producer

How long have you been doing it?

Since the age of 15 (almost 6 years now)

Fav Song

You Don’t Even Know Me - Armin Van Helden

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Fav Musician: Dzeko & Torres , Fav Vocal artist: Julie McKnight , Fav Rapper: Ludacris

Fav Movie

Toy Story

Fav Actor/Actress

Leonardo Dicaprio

Fav Clothing brand

Givenchy

Fav Visual artist/photographer/videographer

Fav Photographer: Drew “Rukes” Ressler

Fav Sport to watch

Soccer

Fav Sport to play

Soccer

 

 

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