We at Beat My Day have done a new interview with Sweden’s rising star Alesso. Alesso has been signed to Joia Records and May 10th 2010 will see him make his very first release in shape of the ”Alesso EP.” His EP has thus far gained support from the likes of Erick Morillo, David Guetta, John Dahlbäck, Avicii, Groove Armada and more. As played by David Guetta at FMIF Radio and due to be included on his upcoming album, a preview of his track ”Exit” is also available. To finish things off, Alesso also sent us also a free download of a new mashup of his which you can download at the end of this post.
So first off, tell us who you are?
Hi, my name is Alessandro Lindblad aka Alesso and I’m 18 years old. I’m born in Stockholm and I’m half Italian.
How did you first get in contact with music and how did you get into house music?
My first contact with music was when I was 7 years old, I started to the play piano for fun. From there I never stopped playing music. 3 years ago I got in touch with real pure house music and since then I’ve been living for the music.
How would you describe your production style and what kind of influences do you have?
My production style is very diverse. I’m very open-minded when it comes to house music. It can be very hard and clubby but in the same time very melodic and progressive.
How did you get involved with Joia Records and what has that meant to you?
I was presented to Joia Records through my manager. What that will mean to me only time can tell.
Huge Dj’s such as Erick Morillo and David Guetta have played your tracks on several occasions in their sets. How did that come about and what does it mean to you and your career?
This sure means a lot to me since they both are two of the biggest dj’s around the world right now. To my career, of course it’s positive, but as I said before, only time can tell.
Which are your top 5 tracks at the moment?
Alesso – Exit (Original Mix)
Miike Snow – Silvia (Sebastian Ingrosso & Dirty South Remix)
Laurent Simeca & Stephan M – Roxanne (Timofey & Bartosz Brenes 17:44 Mix)
Joan Reyes – Shakedown (Bass Kleph Remix)
Alesso – Think It’s Time (Original Mix)
Which producer would you like to work with?
There’re several producers I would love to work with out there. But if I had to choose at this moment it would no doubt be MR Sebastian Ingrosso.
What is your ultimate goal as a producer?
To achieve music that goes right in to your soul and makes people go crazy and remember what real music is about, Love for the music.
How does a normal Alesso set look like?
Well it depends on what kind of club/crowd your playing for. My goal of a great set is to make people have a really fucking good time and enjoy every minute of the night.
What does your studio look like and which program do you use?
It’s new renovated so it doesn’t have a lot of stuff. Basically it’s just my speakers, my synth and my computer. Since you pretty much can put everything in your computers nowadays you don’t need so much hardware. And of course I’m working with Logic Pro.
Lastly, do you have a word of advice to the budding DJs and producers out there?
I’m very new in this business so I don’t have so much to say, but one thing for sure is that it doesn’t come by it self, you have to push every moment to it’s best and off course love what you’re doing.
Preview: Alesso – Exit