I really love Tiesto's album 'A Town Called Paradise' and Calvin Harris' '18 Months' album, he did an amazing job.
As a DJ, I'm really focused on the crowd. I never play the same set. I always look at the crowd, try to read what they want, and always look at the signs, point at people.
I think my album, 'United We Are,' was the perfect blend or radio- and festival-friendly songs. I try to combine both.
When I was 14, I started playing in the bigger clubs in Holland and when I was 17, I started playing all of the festivals there.
Every show I play, I try and make it unique. I don't pre-plan my sets and always try and drop new music from my label or artists I am supporting. Equally, I spend countless hours making edits and adding my own touch to the music I want to play.
The only thing you create music with is your own creativity and your own ears. And it takes a lot of time to develop your own ears. It's really important, before you go to the studio, to realize yourself: What do I want to hear? What do I want to create?
I think the rise of electronic music as a main stage concept has been a long time coming.
I just think we've got a really good club life there in Holland with a lot of parties. And I think Dutch people just love to party.
People always ask me about 'Spaceman,' and I think that's my signature song, and I still open with it.
All my records were dance-oriented, and all the hassle with major labels about changing my records, release dates, videos - everything was out of my hands. I always had to deal with somebody else, and I had a different perspective on a lot of things.
I love the process of collaborating on music, mostly for the creativity that comes out of it.
I was born and raised in Breda, a small city in Holland. We call it the dance capital of the world.
The electronic music world is such a tight-knit community. We're all hanging out at different festivals and such.
I love touring and I love being in the studio making music, so that's where my passion lies.
The only tip I can give is just be yourself, you don't have to copy another song to be popular.
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