COVID-19 has not only impacted the how we can live our lives, but for some, it’s actually impacted where they have to call home until the restrictions lift. One person going through that is Jonny Chiappetta, one half of Italian DJ duo Flaremode. Jonny was traveling in Thailand for their Asia tour before the country began enforcing strict lockdown in March. Italy did the same, which removed any possibility from Jonny being able to return home.
Despite being kept to Bangkok, Jonny has found ways to stay inspired and keep his motivation and creativity at a high level despite the hysteria this pandemic has caused. In his interview with AsiaLive365, he discussed how despite him only having his headphones and macbook, that’s enough for him to continue finishing more and more music with his other half, Francesco and continue on their upwards trajectory.
Since January, they have managed to sign 11 songs on seven different labels for 2020, including Smash the House [Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s label], Doorn Records, Dharma Worldwide [KSHMR’s label], and even Revealed Recordings [Hardwell’s label]. Despite all that’s been going on, Flaremode has been a beacon of inspiration for all of us working through this by staying focused and implementing habits to help them grow and get better.
They shared a lot of great tips in their interview, including insightful tips on signing songs to big labels, how they can maintain a heavy workload, and advice for aspiring producers. Read the article and check out their latest release below!