The former Swedish House Mafia members are now firmly ensconced as a duo, and have enjoyed an especially rewarding summer with a residency at Ibiza’s ruling upscale club joint, Ushuaia.
“It was the best yet. Being outdoors, planes flying overhead, playing to thousands of people within 100 metres of the ocean… what’s not to love?” the pairing tell DJ Mag.
As ever, globetrotting was on the agenda in 2016. They played in Australia, Russia, Dubai, India and the US, and more mammoth festival stages beckon. They’re locked in to play EDC in Orlando on November 5th, and Creamfields Steel Yard back in the UK on the 26th.
The DJ/producers also released another trance-inflected epic in the form of ‘Thinking About You’, full of on-trend breakbeat drum fills and house energy. It was accompanied by an amusing video where each of their faces was superimposed onto various people, singing the lyrics for maximum lols. BEN MURPHY
What have been the new frontiers for you this year?
“Asia has been eye-opening as always.”
Is electronic music taken seriously enough as an art-form?
“Yes of course, no question.”
What’s the best new bit of DJ/production technology?
“Serum. Just the sickest-sounding synth in a long time.”
If you had to switch your style to another genre, what would it be?
As a fan, what is the top price you would pay to see yourself DJ?
What can be done to prevent drug-related deaths at dance music events?
How can we increase diversity in dance music?