“This year has been fantastic, I have worked harder than ever and travelled more than ever so I’ve had a really intense schedule,” says Alesso, whose year has been defined by headline performances at UMF Miami, Creamfields, Electric Zoo. You name it, he’s played it (including Ibiza’s trendy Ushuaia) and has often dropped his own electro-charged hit of the year, a remix of One Republic’s “If I Lose Myself.”
Despite all the touring, the prominent Swede has still found time to be in the studio this year, and has worked with Brit pop sensation Calvin Harris as well as on plenty of new tracks for his upcoming Uprising Tour in the US this autumn.
“Working with Calvin was great. We brought Theo from the band Hurts on board who sings the vocals, which we think fits perfectly. You get inspiration from each other and develop something that you wouldn’t have created by yourself.”
Another highlight for Alesso this year was his Brazilian tour, which included playing 'Insomniac' to hundreds of thousands of people.
“I always do my best to connect with the crowd no matter the number of people attending,” he reckons. Testament to his ability to do just that is his assured place amongst the Top 100 elite once again this year.