INTERVIEW: Jiminy Hop


Jiminy Hop - Underground music producer from the exotic Altay region based in the northern Russian capital, misty Saint Petersburg. Starting his career as a DJ in 2016 inspired by David August's Boiler Room mix, Konstantin continues to grow as an artist, mastering his brand's sound and his producing style.

In addition to "Jiminy Hop", his main project, he made his appearance on Dyo Atoma along with Sam Scheme doing mainly progressive house, deep house, melodic house and organic house recordings.

The great popularity and love were brought by the American, Argentine, Mexican, Dutch and German audiences, as well as by the Russian music “market”, where it drops many interesting projects in different genres.

His Only 4 years of production have already led him to collaborate with labels such as The Soundgarden, RADIANT., ICONIC Noir, Balkan Connection, but this summer of 2020 the song "Brachistochrone" really took off and reached 1st place in HYPE TOP 10 HOUSE PROGRESSIVE!

So the enormous talent of the DJ has led him directly to success and his tracks and remixes are now spread all over the world with the support of the famous Nore en Pure, Eelke Kleijn, David Hohme, DJ Ruby, Sahar Z, Guy J, Hernan Cattaneo, Alex O'Rion.


We are delighted to present Pandhora's 'Floating Consciousness' EP, recently reworked by Lauren Mia, Shunus and Jiminy Hop.


With top chart-topping releases on Kiksuya, The Soundgarden, and Where The Heart Is, Jiminy Hop stands out as a strong producer within the Organic House scene. His delicate sound design and melodic approach to dance music felt like the perfect match with Pandhora's luscious psychedelic rhythms. His version of 'Euthymia' is bright, uplifting and an invitation to fly, whether at home or on a cozy dance floor.


Shunus is a household name if you've been following Art Vibes for a while. The British producer and singer-songwriter offers a fun and danceable version of 'Ataraxia'. While he keeps the original guitars, he puts a twist on them and brings out a nifty vibe from his remix.


We have had the pleasure of speaking with Jiminy, and this has been the result. Enjoy!


Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from / how did you get into music?


Hello. Thank you for having me. I was born in Kyrgyzstan and grew up in Siberia. I started seriously producing music around 2016. Then my friend Sam Scheme showed me live set of David August in Boiler Room and I was greatly inspired. At first it's hard in the music industry, but then you gain experience and it gets easier every year. Constant competition is exhausting and sometimes deprives you of the opportunity to create. So that's it


How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now?


I noticed in my work that recently my sound has become closer to commercial, probably because I am simultaneously engaged in production for the Russian pop scene. This is generally not bad. There is more money in the world of commercial music. Although maybe I'm wrong. I like to mix organic sound with modern electronic music, add elements of breaks. Now organic music is trending, but it looks like it will soon go down. We are waiting for what awaits us ahead.


What projects are you working on right now? What can you tell us about your last job?


Over the past couple of years, I have been receiving more and more messages on social networks thanking me for my music. In most cases, I try to respond and thank them for their kind words.


Where are you and what have you been doing now?


I'm in St. Petersburg, waiting for me to start traveling around the world and playing mind-blowing DJ sets full of melodies and love



Has that sound changed a lot in recent years? What is your musical criteria?


Now we are finishing the EP of our project Krasa Rosa. Unfortunately, I can't tell you the details, but the EP is going to be incredibly cool. We also finished another EP with Sound Quelle. It will be progressive breaks.


The question is not simple. In my information field, the sound has not changed much. Now there is a little more organic house and maybe indie dance is conquering the stage. But I don't think it will be for long. Although who knows.


Do you feel safe now to play a more experimental sound?


Unfortunately, I rarely experiment now. I came to the conclusion that it is important for me how the track sounds. A very experienced producer can afford experiments. There are producers-creators, there are producers-technicians and there are those who combine these qualities. I am more of a technician


We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity?


It's different for everyone. I can only say about myself.It became easier for me to produce music, because I hear different styles, I can combine them. I can see where the music market is moving, what trends are now. It's wonderful, we live in a wonderful time


Can you tell us what your present and future projects are?


Now I want to go deeper into writing more melodic tracks with vocals. As practice has shown, I am more inspired when I produce soft melancholic music than just a track for the dance floor. There must be a soul in music, otherwise why are we doing this?


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