NGLA was able to catch up with J’aded, an up and coming music producer from Vancouver, Canada. At only thirteen years old, Kaylee Jade Nishimura or “J’aded” is one of the youngest female producers on the music scene and caught up with us to share how she’s doing during these weird times and what she’s been up to:
How did you first get involved with producing music?
I started off as DJ at table tutors and then they offered production courses. I thought it would be fun to try it out so my parents put me in it and I’ve been hooked since.
What is it like to juggle day-to-day teenage life alongside your music career?
It’s pretty hard juggling those two things. I’m always busy most of the time either doing school work or making beats. I’ve gotten used to it though and I’ve learned to balance the two out.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
My biggest musical influences are definitely Mike Dean, Pharrell and Metro Boomin.
What music have you been listening to recently?
I have been listening to a lot of music lately but some albums I have on repeat are:
- Sonder Son – Brent Faiyaz
- Eternal Atake – Lil Uzi Vert
- Heaven or Hell – Don Toliver
- Life’s a Trip – Trippie Redd
Has COVID-19 changed the way you produce music? If so, How?
Quarantine has been an amazing opportunity to learn new tricks and get better on FL [Studio]. It’s also given me the chance to practice piano more which has improved my production a lot.
What music have you been working on, if any?
I’ve been working on my debut album “Out the Blue” with artist Keegan Clark for the last couple months. It will be dropping late May-Early June.
If you could work with any artist in the world, who would it be?
If I could work with any artist in the world, it would be Drake because he’s also Canadian and I really like his music because he is versatile. He’s one of the greatest and one day I hope to be great too.