Q1. How has this year been so far?
2019 has been nothing but good to me. I’ve been touring the world, meeting new fans but also spending time on what I love most: making music. Last month I released my latest track as ‘Europa’, my new group with Martin Solveig. We’ve had some great response on our first track ‘All Day And Night” together with the amazing Madison Beer. So yeah, you can definitely say my year has been good so far, I’m curious about all that’s about to come!
Q2. Please talk to us about your release “All Day And Night” and the inspiration behind it.
After Martin came to my studio in London, we realized we had something special and the spirit of Europa started to take shape. For the first ever Europa session, Martin came in and he played a song with a cheesy sax riff in it. He looked at me as if to say: “This is a bit taboo, but we could try it?’ I liked it but I thought, if we are doing that, why don’t we go for Trance? And that was the start of All Day and Night.
Q3. How was working with Martin Solveig? Any behind the scene stories?
Working with Martin was so inspirational. The guy has been around forever but keeps bringing new things to the table. We obvious had a click music-wise, but also on a personal level we felt a connection. This makes working together so much easier and more fun. Adding Madison to the project, made it all come together. She is incredibly talented, and her voice really fits the track. It might sound a bit cheesy, but we really couldn’t wish for a better singer.
Q4. Can you pick 1 or 2 must plays in your recent sets and why?
Calvin Harris - I’m Not Alone (Camelphat remix) - One of my favourite dance tracks ever has had a remix from Camelphat who are just on fire at the minute. The buildup in this is really useful in my sets.
Axwell - Nobody Else - Just a solid dance track that bangs.
Q5. Please leave a message for your fans in Japan.
It’s been a year since I was in Japan and I loved it. The food, the people, the culture; It’s such an amazing country, I would love to come back very soon, you guys are the best!