The ob­jec­tive is to in­spire and evoke feel­ing

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Ris­ing st ars Ko­taan­daaBanksand Kota (in­setinset, lef t) EliotEliotttt an­dand((in­set,inin­setnset, right) DJ and pro­duc­ero­ducer prp Jordie Ire­land. THE 21-year-old DJ and pro­ducer Jordie Ire­land landed on the Aus­tralian air­waves and global elec­tronic mu­sic radar just over a year ago with his sound-of-now de­but sin­gle Take Cover.

In­spired by elec­tronic dance pop princes Flume and Zedd, Ire­land’s banger found plenty of love right out of the box on com­mer­cial ra­dio and has had more than seven mil­lion streams — find­ing fans not only at home but in the US, UK and Ja­pan.

He backed up that stel­lar in­tro­duc­tion with One In A Mil­lion, which he co-wrote with Take Cover vo­cal­ist Ava Hayz.

Like many post­mil­len­nial mu­sic mak­ers, Ire­land (be­low) stud­ied in­stru­ments from a young age: He was clas­si­cally trained on pi­ano and gui­tar by 11 and is also handy on the trum­pet, drums and vi­o­lin. Through his teens, he dis­cov­ered artists such as Avicii and Tiesto who were tak­ing elec­tronic dance mu­sic into the pop main­stream.

“The most im­por­tant ob­jec­tive for my mu­sic ca­reer is to en­sure that my records con­tinue to in­spire and evoke feel­ing within my lis­ten­ers,” he said. Ire­land re­cently per­formed at the Vogue Amer­i­can Ex­press Fash­ion’s Night Out and, with two hit sin­gles, is a tal­ent to watch in 2019. His dream of work­ing over­seas will be helped by an Amer­i­can Ex­press Mu­sic Back­ers

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