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Position: 
19

Questions Top100 DJs 2013 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:16

Style: 
“House.”
Best known for: 
“[Being] a part of Swedish House Mafia and Axtone Records.”
Tune of the year: 
"‘I AM’ Sick Individuals & Axwell feat Taylr Renee.”
From: 
“I’m not really in a position to comment on DJs’ fees, but considering DJs are playing the same size arenas that rock bands do — it’s probably why fees are similar.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“Because dance is popular right now — it’s a part of pop culture. So obviously there will be some very poppy-sounding dance records as well.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“Probably a shark — seems they don't have too many worries if they stay away from eating humans.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“They are not going to go away, you might as well surrender to them!”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“I don't think we have a duty to do it. I'm not sure if someone who is about to take drugs will suddenly not take them because they find out the DJ doesn't approve of drugs.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“Pre game with Steve Jobs before every show.”

It’s been a year of transition for Axwell, who along with Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso finally bade farewell to their Swedish House Mafia project at UMF in March. The rest of 2013 has simply seen a continuation of Axwell’s solo career, which he maintained even at the height of SHM mania.

This year’s highlights include, he says, “Playing at Fabrik in Madrid, one of the most intense crowds. Also, my homecoming party in Stockholm was a proper homecoming party. I'm so proud of the Swedish crowd!”

And when asked if he has any stories to share, Axwell replies, “I have seen and experienced so many funny, crazy things these last couple of years that I don't even notice them when they happen, its all just a part of ‘normal’ for me now.<

“The craziest thing for me is to see the crowd love the music I make.”

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