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

"Good times"
Best known for: 
"Being myself"
Tune of the year: 
Depends how you see it. My model is being reasonable, and understanding the financial aspect of the promoter/venue, so I don't see it as an issue. You can’t charge the same amount of money being in a country that will go bankrupt, compared to a festival selling 100,000 tickets.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“It’s happy, it’s happening, it’s evolving, it puts a smile on people's faces and there´s so many artists to choose from.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“Tigers, love tigers.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“If they feel like it, there´s no rules. Imagine if we had rules when we started, we wouldn't even be halfway.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“Not at all, but if they care about their fans they should advise them that it’s bad for them to overdo it.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“Flying vehicles.”

The final shows of the Swedish House Mafia weighed pretty heavily in the life of Steve Angello in the first half of this year. Now that massive chapter of his life has closed, the powerhouse Swede says he’s feeling excited about moving forward as a solo producer again.

“It was a really emotional tour and we did so many amazing things together, playing the biggest stadiums and arenas around the world. We went to places I've never dreamt of going, and it just got bigger and bigger! But I feel like we did it right by doing a last tour.”

While Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell both struck up a new collaborative project together after the tour’s conclusion, Angello decided to go it alone for a little while. “I´m focused on my solo album, and my label SIZE that turned 10 this year.”

Angello also says he’s missed the house grooves in a lot of main stage EDM this year; the catalyst for the new. “It’s more focused on the roots,” he says. “I still have a great love of the groove, and will always do my best to keep it somewhat close to me.”