Following tonight’s live house party on Spotify with Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso, we caught up with Sebastian to ask a few questions. Check it out below!
So, how do you feel? Happy with tonight’s house party?
Absolutely! The most important part for me is to constantly interact with my fans, and this was an innovative and cool way of doing so. We played a lot of good music and the listeners could vote on what to hear next and chat with us. It was great to play our new song “Calling” as well!
It was awesome that so many of our fans joined us and we hope they had as much fun as Alesso and I did!
It seems like a good way to interact and chat with your fans.
Oh, it’s a blast! It’s always nice to be able to use new technology and social media as a way to reach out to our fans. Tonight they even got the chance to participate and decide what music we played, which is even cooler. Plus, we get the chance to reach out to a much wider audience, whether they are at a pre-party or in the basement of their mother’s house – Stockholm, Amsterdam or London? It doesn’t matter!
A large chunk of tonight’s audience dream of becoming DJs themselves, what’s your advice to all those who want to become the next Ingrosso?
Becoming a DJ takes a lot of time and it won’t come overnight, you have to do your own thing and never give up. I’ve been doing this for over ten years and I’m still evolving. You have to find your own unique style and that takes time.
Remember, there are so many people out there who want to become DJs. It might be easier to get started with all the technological development, but ultimately it’s not enough to be able to beatmix to become a good DJ, it’s about having fun, having a feeling for the music and the audience you’re playing for. You have to feel what gets them dancing!
Who’s your ideal pre-party guest?
My friends, because I don’t see them enough! But yeah, it would be really cool to sit and chat with someone like Paul McCartney and listen to the same music and have a beer together!
What do you think is the future for artists wanting to connect with fans?
That’s impossible to predict – just look at how much everything has changed in the past five years! I just hope a lot of cool new ways appear, because the fans are the most important thing for me.
You can listen to all songs recorded during the event by clicking the link below!