Here is how we are planing to spend our weekends this Summer.
The renowned Lebanese DJ and Producer, Jack Sleiman has collaborated with multi award-winning artistsSean Kingston and Karl Wolf to launch REMEMBER, a pop/reggaeton track.
The exclusive collaboration between the three artists with backgrounds ranging from Jamaica, Lebanon, Canada and United States, has been developed into a track inspired by the fusion of cultures. Set to be this summer’s sensation, REMEMBER has a positive vibe, and a beat that will get everyone moving. The lyrics talk about special memories with special people, and this song is poised to create new ones.
While chelling with Sharp magazine, Jack talked to us about this exciting time in his musical career.
Why is the track called Remember?
It’s a look back at all the great times, a message to spread only the positive, only the good no matter how things are right now. Just sit back and remember the good.
What was the inspiration when producing it?
Producing music is more than just creating a beat and sound or getting a vocalist to sing words… It’s about feelings shared and feelings created. It hasn’t been the easiest thing for me to do, as I need to be deeply inspired. I produced my first single 5 years ago. Only recently was I inspired to do it all over again and I wanted to do something that would top my first piece. Some people get inspired by moments, others by life. For me I was inspired by a person, someone extremely close to me, I had that rush of great feelings and great energy that I just couldn’t wait to turn it into a musical journey. The best part of it is that it doesn’t end here. I like to think of it as an episode of a great season.
Tell us about the collaboration with Sean Kingston and Karl Wolf. How did that develop?
Sean and Karl have both been long time friends and people that I had performed with for years in Montreal, L.A or Beirut. We’ve always clicked.
Performing with them was the definition of magical performance, hands in the air fun times and good vibes. The energy is always great. I had a chance to sit with Sean Kingston and make him listen to what I had been working on for quite some time. We were at the studio, so things moved fast, and we had all the tools to create music history. He went behind the mic, his first four words to me were: “Jack, I got this!” And he did. He made the song sound amazing. After holding on to this for a few months I felt it needed one more touch to it. I called it a flair, and that’s when I knew I wanted Karl Wolf involved. Karl and I always spoke about some sort of collaboration and I sent him this track as this is something, he is perfect for. Later that night, REMEMBER featuring Sean Kingston and Karl Wolf came to life. It couldn’t have sounded more perfect!
How did you get into music, first DJ-ing and now on to production?
I’ve always had a soft spot for music, from a very young age. I have always felt that it is my “Safe place” or “Happy Place”. It is a getaway for me, especially as a kid, as I guess I needed a getaway from everything that didn’t make too much sense around me. I’ve had the chance to live in different countries and in different parts of the world, from the GCC to Europe to North America and back to the Middle East. That being said, I adapted to different styles of music, different cultures and sounds. Music has always been a passion of mine. I took it upon myself to do something I love and something that brought me that exact same happiness I got when I was 8 or 9 years old listening to music on a tiny radio in my bedroom. My career started in radio then going on to do shows, then DJing, and traveling once again but this time doing it as part of something that I love.
Later on, I wanted more. I felt that I finally figured out the sounds that worked and what gets people’s attention and what songs trigger their emotions, in the car or a club or even laying down in bed alone at home.
That’s when I took it upon myself to explore production, producing and coming out with a story to tell, more like a dream that would last a good 3 minutes long. 3 minutes that are definitely going to put a smile on your face and inspire you to feel better.
What is next for Jack Sleiman? What can we expect from you?
On my musical journey of production and doing shows, I am aiming to spread positivity, happiness and love through my music. Like I said earlier, this is an episode of a beautiful season that has just begun. With works already in the pipeline for launch throughout the year of 2019, this looks like a great year for music and sounds from the Middle-East to the world.
Here's a link to the track: https://soundcloud.com/jacksleiman/jack-sleiman-remember-feat-sean-kingston-karl-wolf