I want to show everyone that if you pursue your dreams, they can come true no matter what. That's what I want to do.
I don't want to just be an artist for one country, I want to produce for the world.
I love playing music no matter where it is.
When I was nine, ten, I was super young, but I installed a program on my computer so I could start producing music.
I can sleep ANYWHERE! I just love to sleep.
I get inspired by a lot, not jut one type of music or so. I listen to a lot of different music, and love a lot of artists. So, I can get inspired by anything.
Of course it's super special to create your own records; it really is a part of my self.
If I have an idea in my head, within no time it's into the computer, it may take more time to make it sound right, but that's the only issue.
I didn't finish high school, but I went to a special school for producers and musicians, a three year course for engineering, producing and learning all the tricks. So now I have my producing degree and certification.
DJ Tiesto was my first inspiration. I heard him play at the Olympics in 2004 and from that moment on I knew I wanted to make music and become a DJ. I made a bootleg of a track by Enrique Iglesias called Tonight.
There's always competition, especially in the EDM scene, but that keeps me motivated and focused. Everybody is really friendly though. I always enjoy seeing other guys at gigs or festivals. So yeah, there is competition but there are also lots of good vibes.
Now you are seeing electronic dance music producers on TV, on talk shows. It's so great to see the festivals growing bigger and bigger, it's like one big family that's all partying with each other. I love being a part of that.
I would like to collaborate with Lana Del Rey . She just has the perfect voice! I love it.
It still feels unreal sometimes. It all happened so fast, like an explosion you know. But I am really hyped about the success of 'Animals' and 'Wizard'.
Reworking other tracks is also quite cool.
I learned a lot about the business side of the industry and some new production tools. It's getting more and more difficult, because of my exploding gig schedule.
In Europe, it's more common to hear aggressive dance tracks on the radio.
I like working together with different producers. Of course the process is different, producing a new track is like creating something all new, while reworking an already existing track is more like giving your own twist to the record.
It's a weird sound [ "Animals"] inspired by a hip hop drum loop. I listen to a lot of hip hop tracks and it's not used quite often in House currently. I chopped up the loop and edited it so you wouldn't recognize the original.
I promised to finish school, so I'll figure it out I guess. Besides, I'm on a special school for musicians and artists, so I'm not the only one with this life style.
America is new to instrumental dance tracks on the radio, we were all so surprised "Animals" did so well on the radio.
Radio helps DJs break into a whole different audience. Radio has so much power. And that's my mission: to not only break into the EDM audience, but to break also into the mainstream audience.
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