If you’re from Europe, or are in touch with the music scene over there, you’ve probably heard of Joakim Molitor. If you’re from America and haven’t, allow us to introduce you to the Stockholm-based producer.
He’s had massive success with his singles, including “Always Gonna Say Sorry,” which currently has over 4.7 million streams on Spotify alone. His newest single is sure to be just as big of a hit with its soaring synths and playful melodies.
It’s another collaboration between Molitor and Maia Wright, after having teamed up previously. The result is another stunning creation,”Weightless.”
We had a chance to talk to Joakim Molitor about getting started and his past collaborations.
You’re signed to Uniform Beat, can you tell us a little bit about what that’s been like?
I signed to them a few years back when I didn’t really have a specific sound. So the first, and almost the second year, was a journey of developing my style, meeting new people both to write with, and also [meeting] people in the music business overall.
Congrats on your new single! How did the collaboration with Maia Wright go? You guys have worked together before, how did you meet and decide to collaborate?
Thank you so much! There was a writing camp in Stockholm that I wasn’t suppose join in the first place, but one guy got sick and they called me.
We worked very easily and fast together, so we decided to have another session a few weeks later and that’s when we wrote “Always Gonna Say Sorry.”
You’ve done remixes for big names like Eric Saade and John De Sohn. Do you prefer making remixes over originals? How is the process different?
That’s more of a track making process. I usually receive “stems” of the song. Stems are the main parts of the original song. Like drums, synths, bass, and vocals.
Do you have a dream collaboration?
There are so many people that I would love to work with and it’s different from song to song. But one that always comes back in my mind is Miriam Bryant. She’s got a raw and emotional tone in her voice. It’s more like something you feel instead of hear!
If you weren’t a DJ, what would your go to profession be?
If couldn’t choose anything to do with music I would probably have a job where I meet a lot of people and stay very social. Some kind of advisor.
What do you have in store for the next year?
I will finish the songs I’m working on right now and then start think about my next single. In October, I’m also going to Amsterdam Dance Event for some writing sessions. Really looking forward to that, it’ll be a lot of fun!
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