I caught up with singer/songwriter Jasmine Knight to talk about life and music.
Tell us a bit about yourself Jasmine
What would you like to know? 🙂 I’m an artist, singer & songwriter. I have worked with and am working with many amazing artists / producers around the world. I am enjoying life, trying to always be the best version of myself, stay healthy, emotionally, mentally & physically and I am loving the directions I am taking in life and career and honouring new passions and desires that are always unfolding for me.
What was your first experience with Drum and Bass like?
Wow! That’s taking me back lol. We got into Drum N Bass from a young age and it was the best thing I ever heard. Growing up I was an RnB & UKG girl, but as soon as I heard DNB that was it. It was freeing and did something to my brain. The sounds of Jungle & DNB at the time connected on such a deep level with me and I never looked back. One of my first raves I went to was Telepathy and we never realised you could rock up in your trackies and trainers lol, we went all dressed up, in heels and looking top dollar because we didn’t know any better of course. We were used to going to ponsy RnB events where you were judged on how you dressed and danced. Thank god for DNB ay!
Talk about your recent release
So, my latest release is “Hold You Now” with Benny Page and Sublow HZ, released via New State Music and it is tearing up the place! Absolutely loving it 🙂
What is your biggest break / thing you are most thankful for to date in your music career?
There have been so many amazing opportunities for me, it’s hard to say. Everyone I’ve worked with from artists, labels, management & DJ, club & Radio Promotions companies I’m thankful for, regardless of status. I’m thankful that my passion to be in the music industry has been so strong that I’ve never given up and always kept pushing.
Who are your top 5 current Drum and Bass artists?
I’m Inspired by everyone, can’t answer that lol
If you could collab with any artist, of any genre / style, who would it be and why?
Oooh, there’s too many to say only one. As said before, everyone inspires me 🙂
Describe your favourite bassline of all time, preferably by just describing the sound (no technical terms- this is supposed to just be a fun answer).
WAAAAAARRRRRB WAAAAARB WARRRB LOL
Tell us about the strangest / most embarrassing experience you’ve had before, during or after a show.
The obvious one is being too drunk, but performing anyway (Don’t do that anymore). I think most artists have had that. Mics not working, can’t hear myself all that good stuff lol. But the worst one was when my skirt blew up at a festival!!!
Where do you see / hope to see the sound of Drum and Bass evolving too in the next few years?
Drum n Bass needs to keep doing what it’s doing. It’s only ever gotten stronger. Wherever we wanna go, we will go!
What is one tip you would like to give to aspiring vocalists?
Listen to your heart, find your own voice, be inspired but never be a copycat and don’t be afraid to be the real you x
Please include any links to your music/social media as well any promo shots and logos you would like me to add to the article. Many thanks
“Hold you now”- https://orcd.co/holdyounow