e is one of the most popular DJs in the world but Jonas Blue says the pressures of the job mean it is difficult for him to find a girlfriend.
The Essex newcomer burst onto the scene in 2015 with his remix of Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car and is currently one of the most streamed DJs in the world. But he told the Standard: “I am single and the lifestyle definitely takes its toll on that side of your life. It’s definitely hard to have relationships.
“When your life moves so quickly, people generally want replies on messenger apps and sometimes I don’t get back to people for two or three weeks. It’s mainly just down to how busy my life is, but I’m doing my best. I would love to find someone.”
The DJ, real name Guy Robin, was speaking in Ibiza as he threw a villa party to celebrate his new album Electronic Nature, his 28th birthday and launch EE’s new Apple Music customer offer. He said: “I have my close-knit friends and team, who have all been with me since before things got crazy.
Hectic lifestyle: Jonas Blue on stage at Isle of MTV Malta / Anthony Harvey/Getty
“But generally I think I’m a good judge of character — you have to be as a DJ to read the crowds and understand their vibes. You can use that to suss out a lot of people. I look at it that way.”
The star said he had just treated himself to a house in Essex, but warned other potential DJs not to go into the industry for the money.
He said: “I was never in this for the money. It’s all about the passion for the music. I’ve been working since I was 11, and when it broke for me at 26 I was working for virtually no money.
“Your focus can’t be money. It’s going to take many, many years to see any returns in today’s industry. You just have to work harder than anybody else.”
Due to join Blue at his party today were Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington, boxer David Haye and former Saturdays singer Vanessa White.
EE recently announced a new customer offer, which sees all pay monthly mobile customers get six months free Apple Music access and introduces inclusive mobile streaming on top, at ee.co.uk/AppleMusic.