Swedish house producer Alesso has had such a big year that even the Daily Mail picked him out as one to watch back in summer. What no doubt brought the 21-year-old to their attention was the fact that Madonna signed him up as her opening DJ on the MDNA World Tour.
"Madonna and her crew contacted my management and asked if I wanted to do a couple of shows with her, and I said, 'definitely!'" excites Alesso.
"I thought that this would be something else, something new for me. It was her crowd so it would be different from what I was used to, and it was." When not warming up for Madge, Alesso has played everywhere from Coachella to Tomorrowland, EDC New York to the Milton Keynes Bowl ahead of the Swedish House Mafia. No matter the gig, though, the rising star's aim remains the same.
"My main focus is to entertain the crowd of course, and I have and will always do that in my own way. You have to feel the vibe at every show, if they want more melodic, sexier or harder stuff, so it differs from show to show."