Emilio Justin Behr, aka Justin Mylo, has been a music maker since the young age of 14. Now 21, the Dutch DJ and producer recently signed with ACE Agency and is supporting artists like Martin Garrix at major venues such as Omnia Nightclub in Las Vegas. Mylo's recent success is nothing new having released tracks on Spinnin' Records and Musical Freedom such as Bouncybob, Groovy George and Jumping Jack.
Justin Mylo goes Behind the Beat and tells us how he got started and where he is headed.
Only The Beat: Take us back. Where was your first official gig?
Justin Mylo: That is way way back, I think I was about 12 years old and begged my high school to let me play at school parties, I remember being so super nervous and I'm 100% sure that if I would listen back to that now it probably sounds like shit haha.
OTB: In 2015, you worked on the track "Bouncybob" with Martin Garrix that received a lot of support and recognition. Can you tell us about this experience?
JM: This was an insane experience, it wasn't just working with Martin that made it so special obviously but this was the first time for me that something that we just made in our bedroom studios (in which I still make all my music today) received so much support by so many of my DJ heroes which really was a dream coming true for me.
OTB: Who or what has been most inspirational or helpful in your music career?
JM: Martin has been super helpful in my music career, we met each other when we were about 12 or 13 and both just messing around with music in our bedroom studios and made each other a promise that whoever of us makes it to the top first helps out the other, and here we are now. :)
OTB: If you had to pick another career…?
JM: Before DJ'ing really got serious I was planning to study aerospace engineering (I'm just a nerd like any other DJ) so probably something in that direction
OTB: What is your favorite track the you produced and one that you did not produce?
JM: My favorite track that I produced isn't released yet so just a little bit more patience for that one ;) My all-time favorite that I didn't produce definitely is Swedish House Mafia's "Don’t You Worry Child".
OTB: What advice do you have for an aspiring DJ that is trying to get a shot in the industry?
JM: I have a couple of tips I can give, in the first place music is always the key so keep practicing; keep making music, develop your own sound. We all know the story. And second, social media is super important these days so make sure all your social accounts look good and professional this will help you get noticed.
OTB: Where do you see the dance music industry going in the next five years? New technology? Changes?
JM: I actually really have no idea, It's crazy what is happening in the industry now. Musical boundaries are disappearing dance music is mixing with all kind of genres and there isn't really one big trend anymore which everyone is following which I think is really cool and gives every producer more freedom to do whatever he or she feels like.
OTB: What is the top personal milestone in your music career so far?
JM: There have been so many milestones already…But for now I would say that playing Tomorrowland this year is my top milestone.
OTB: What can we expect from you this year and big releases, collaborations, shows?
JM: I have tons of new music, of which one song will actually be released this month! Working on some cool collaborations which I cant talk about yet, and have a super busy tour schedule doing my own little Asia tour this month and a super, crazy summer!