Lucky Date: ‘The biggest rival to house music is trap’
Still riding the high from his incredible Aussie tour, LA-based DJ/producer Jordan Atkins-Loria (aka Lucky Date) spoke with MTV Australia about new music, working with some of the biggest names in the biz and what he thinks of the huge dance scene sweeping the world right now.
Having remixed the world’s number one DJ Hardwell and worked alongside dance legend Moby, who he says is “almost hippy but definitely not a hippy,” Jordan is definitely top tier in the dance music world.
With the dance scene being so popular, we asked what he thought was the biggest rival to the EDM craze.
“I think the biggest rival to the house genre would probably be trap,” he said.
While Trap might not necessarily be massive in Australia, despite hosting several international artists at festivals all over the country (think Flosstradamus) “trap at least in the states” is already blowing up.
“I guess trap is in some ways, kind of replacing a lot of house music,” Jordan added. “It’s a fun rivalry, but there’s a lot of trap guys playing at house clubs.”
On Jordan’s travels, he’s definitely noticed the trap trend and how it’s infiltrated the New Zealand club scene, but explains, in comparison, trap hasn’t properly taken off in Australia.
“There was a trap room at some of the parties I played [in Australia] but it didn’t seem like it was that big yet,” he notes.
As for rivalries within the dance genre, Jordan hasn’t come across any personally but is quick to list who he thinks are his biggest competition.
“Clockwork and Henry Fong,” he confessed, adding that they’re “absolutely killing it right now.”
“We all do a similar thing in our own way.” When it comes to artists he loves right now, the “number one favourite forever” is electro house DJ Zedd who he says he “grew up making music with.”
“It’s so awesome seeing him evolve and become the super power that he is today.” Funnily enough, these two massive DJs met when they lost to international producer Roy Rosenfeld in a Beatport remix contest.
“Neither of us won,” Jordan explains. “We both started emailing each other after that and then collaborating. We’ve been buddies ever since.”
Speaking of collaborations, Jordan let slip that following his hugely popular track ‘Delay’ with Moby, the two are working together on a second track which he’s really excited about.
Following the release of Evolution, Jordan also confirmed a collab with David Solano. The two are working on a track “that’s more of a progressive house, vocal tune.”
“I have two originals coming out that I can’t speak of yet and they’re both a little bit harder and more bouncy electro stuff,” he added.
Whatever they are, we’re sure fans can’t wait for some more of Lucky Date’s euphoric beats to add to the playlist.
At least in the meantime, we have Soundcloud:
Stay fixed to MTVDance.com.au for more info on Lucky Date’s upcoming releases.