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Martin Jensen Talks Performing in Asia, Shares His Essential Set List

Courtesy of Billboard Radio China
Martin Jensen performs in December 2017 at Electric Jungle Music Festival in Shenzhen, China.

Danish DJ and record producer Martin Jensen sat down with Billboard Radio China in Taipei to talk about his performance in Asia, his track "16 Steps," his signature DJ set list and upcoming events.

A warm welcome from Asia fans made it another unforgettable experience for Jensen at Tomorrowland United 2018, Taipei. Jensen performed with five of his unreleased songs to the crowd as a surprise: " I only tested it in Europe, and it's nice to test it in Asia as well," he shared. "I have a really big crowd here in Asia… It is really awesome to see that my tracks are working all over the world."

Describing his DJ set as "energetic, sing-a-long and catchy," he also shared his essential and "must-have" songs in his set, which includes "Made in China," the Latin-inspired track "Masela" and the well-known hit "Solo Dance."

"I'm playing for the crowd and not playing for myself, so it is important for me to make the right choices for the songs," he said. "If the crowd is a little dead, it influences me, but because I am enjoying what I am doing, so I always keep my energy high."

On his latest track, "16 Steps," he said he wanted to discover some new music that is different from the club and tropical house tracks he is known for: "This time, I've been traveling so much around the world, and I have got so many experiences and impressions on me. I really wanna try something whatever shows up."

For the song, he collaborated with singing sensation Olivia Holt, who he said is a perfect fit for the track. "Her voice is so amazing, and her voice fit perfectly," he said. "I think having Olivia Holt on the track is an indication in itself of how different this new track is."

As to what's next for Jensen, he will be releasing a radio single in October and a handful of new tracks in the future, including "Pull Up."

To hear more, check out the full interview at Billboard Radio China