We had the good fortune of connecting with Jonathan Heffner and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jonathan, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
My mom is a screenwriter and my dad is a cinematographer so art has always been a big part of my life. I always thought I was going to be in their field of work but never thought I’ll end up making music. When I was about 15 my dad introduced me to the music of Kanye West. At the same time, my Highschool sent me to a music production course. As I was learning more and more about music production I delve deeper into the music of Kanye West and hiphop in general. After about 3 years of experimenting in production I met a few people that also made music and started working with them. We instantly became friends. I never looked back since.

Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I’m a music producer based In Tel Aviv, Israel. One of my proudest Moments as a producer Is that I helped shape the sound of the new hiphop generation In Israel. Before my friends and I started making music There wasn’t really a trap music sound In Israel. and now, six years later it feels like everyone wants to be a rapper and make the music we make.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m really into food so most of my favorite spots are food places.

A hike at The Griffith Observatory

Dave’s hot chicken



tacos el venado

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to give a shoutout the people that surround me and make me motivated. My parents, My girlfriend Alona and my friends and colleagues, Eden Levy, Itai Sternberg, Michael Swissa, Ori Shochat and Elior Antwi

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Image Credits
Alona Yishay Cohen

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