DJ style: “Electronic dance music.”
Best known for: “More than six billion worldwide streams and 125 Gold/Platinum discs awarded.”
Fave tune of 2022: “Fred again.. ‘Kammy (Like I Do) ’.”
Rising star DJ/producer of 2022: “Team Tungevaag.”
Martin Tungevåg, aka Tungevaag, is a Norwegian DJ and producer whose poppy EDM has continued to win him fans the world over. After debuting in the Top 100 DJs poll in 2020 and rising three places last year, Tungevaag is up again and now stands firmly rooted in the list following a busy summer spent touring all of Europe and Asia and releasing a string of catchy floor-fillers. The thrice Scandi Grammy-nominated DJ has a notable following in India, clocking more than 6 million monthly listeners on Spotify (not far behind his Scandinavian fans). This summer he directed and produced the colourful, India-based music video for his Faustix collaboration, ‘Love Me Anyway’. He flexed other creative muscles elsewhere, writing the desert drag race storyline depicted in the video for his January single ‘In My Zone’. Other 2022 tracks include ‘Not The One’, ‘When & Where’ and his collaboration with Sick Individuals and Philip Strand, ‘With My Friends’. In just a year he’s pushed his four billion worldwide streams up to six. His ambition knows no bounds.
What’s the best DJ set you’ve seen this year?
“Fred again.. Boiler Room, London.”
Name one great festival you played for the first time this year…
What’s the longest DJ set you’ve ever played?
“Two hours in India at Sunburn Reload.”
What’s one piece of studio hardware you wish you owned?
“I already have everything I want. PMC IB1S, Apollo X8, DM ST, Trapez 80 and an incredibly good studio built by Pinna Acoustics.”
What’s the last tune you bought?
“My own. I didn’t bring my hard-drive to a festival this summer and a fan wanted me to play a track I did in 2014. I had to buy it on Beatport and put it into my set that evening.”
What’s the next big sound?
“The sound the No. 1 DJ 2022 will do in 2023.”