We’re loving the “Beachball” edit you gave away recently. It’s full of summer energy.

The “Beachball” remix is something I produced a couple years back, like 2007 or 2008. It was never released cause of some issues with the artist. So I said, “It’s no big deal” so I just played it a lot like in 2008 and 2009. But this summer I was just feeling it. There’s this saturation with this music right now, it’s too noisy. I can’t stand it anymore. Early this year I said, “Let me go back to my music”. To me its this EDX sound, a summer feeling. So I made this loop that’s more of the EDX progressive house that just makes people smile. There’ll be more records to give away in the next couple of months.

Can you tell us what tracks you’ll be giving away?

There’s gonna be this track I did for Avicii’s Ralph Lauren thing. Also, just released “Live My Life” which I produced for EDC NY one year ago. It’s a really big festival track. When I played it at there they thought it was a remix cause I used a sample, but it’s an EDX original. I’m not sure if it’s the EDX sound or what I want to do in the future, but it was just something I wanted to share cause it has this magic. I wanted it available for the fans.

What direction would you like to take your music?

I want to make music that people can feel. They can rage, but I don’t want people to just rage. I want music that can touch people in different ways. I was working on an album [On The Edge], which was released last year. It was a lot of dedication and hard work and I tried to break different boundaries. I tried different directions and trends. Now I’m trying to go back to my roots. That’s the music I want to stick to. I want to make people smile and feel something.

How’s your experience been playing in the U.S.?

I feel like today every DJ sounds exactly the same, so I feel like I’m going the right direction. Thank god, thanks to the support of fans and the industry, I’m playing all these great venues like Pacha, Marquee, Santo’s Playhouse. There is a certain expectation by crowds here, so sometimes I have to adapt my sets to the U.S. so I don’t want to say I don’t play noisier, banging beats at all. But it’s not what I want to do with my own music as a producer maybe as DJ.

I think the EDM generation here is only starting. Only Calvin Harris and David Guetta, Avicii this year have been able to crossover fully in the US. Swedish House Mafia followed in those steps, so I think there’s still a long way to go. I think we have a couple of years in front of us where electronic music will get more diverse and people will get more enthusiastic and more educated about what they like.

Tell us more about your “Fly to Ibiza” contest. What inspired you to do it?

It’s simple. We travel the world, work out of a small studio outside of the airport, and make tunes you share with fans all over the world. I wanted to give something back and something exclusive. You can give a free download, but that’s a musical experience. I want to give away an actual experience, one that you may not be able to experience in the same way, flying to the island on a private jet.

Now on to the fun stuff. What’s your favorite drink?

Martini bianco.

What was your first job?

I was a paperboy.

What’s your favorite junk food?

Margherita pizza.

What’s the first DJ you saw live?

Carl Cox in 1991, I think.

Best advice you ever got:

I was never really open to advice. Even today my mom gives me hard time for not listening!

If you weren’t a DJ, you’d:

I’d want to run a label or manage artists.

What’s the first album you ever bought?

Jovanotti’s “Jovanotti For President”.

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