- 16 Feb 18
Having already amassed millions of online hits and sold out venues across America, Dublin electro sensation Jonathon Ng, aka EDEN, is set to go truly supernova in 2018. He talks to Peter McGoran about early influences, touring the globe, and his stunning debut album Vertigo.
December 19. The Library Bar, Dublin. Seated opposite your Hot Press correspondent is a gentleman so relaxed, so fresh-faced, that I have to do a double-take to make sure I’ve prepared for the right interview. Surely this can’t be the same man who’s sold-out venues across North America, amassed a bewildering amount of followers across the world, and produced some of the most ambitious, innovative music that Ireland has seen in years?
It’s more my own ignorance than anyone else’s that leads me to question myself. When it comes to this classically-trained electronic artist, Irish music industry types have been playing a long game of catch-up. Having grown his fanbase organically by posting videos straight onto the internet under his moniker of The EDEN Project in 2013, things moved quickly for Jonathon Ng.
Millions of YouTube views, a 33-date tour across North America, and a deal with major electronic label Astalwerks later, the Dublin artist had firmly established himself in international music. Now, less than two years after his first live performance, he’s just released his debut album. While it may seem like success suddenly fell into his lap in a short space of time, the singer tells me it was always in the forefront of his mind.