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

“It's just dance music!”
Best known for: 
“Being a Swedish House Mafioso.”
Tune of the year: 
“Swedish House Mafia 'Don't You Worry Child'.”
“If you have a crowd of 8000 people you should be getting paid for that crowd. But if I'm playing in a country where the tickets are five bucks, I need to respect that economy and my fans.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“What is pop music? It can be urban, it can be dubstep. I don't mind dance music going into the charts.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“A panda. Because it's black, white and Asian.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“If they feel like it, they should. Why hate on someone for that? It's just about spreading love."
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“If you've got fans between like 12 and 25, you should be a good leader. But people are young and they're crazy, and it's not our responsibility only.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“Pandas and a space ship.”

<p><span style="font-size: small;">One would think that scaling the dizzy heights of the planet's charts would be a career pinnacle. And for former Swedish House Mafia man Sebastian Ingrosso, it was extremely important. But better than all that, obviously, was writing the track 'Roar' for Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc prequel Monsters University. </span></p><p><span style="font-size: small;">In 2013, Ingrosso and his old chum Axwell became undisputed 'Dads of the Year'. “We got the scene pretty early, it was still just two dimensional,” he says. “It was pretty cool. My kids are a little bit too young for it, but I will be a hero in a couple of years. </span></p><p><span style="font-size: small;">They were really open with what they wanted us to do, so we just had fun.” Ingrosso also plays 'proud dad' to the likes of Alesso, who this year has gone stratospheric. “The boys are becoming men, understanding what it takes,” he says. “It's the best emotional investment I've ever made.”</span></p>