Q2—There's been a lot of talk about The Miami Showcase this year and its importance to dance music and to what will happen with the EDM genre in the future. What are your thoughts on Miami showcasing EDM?
Actually, Miami has always been a pretty huge city for electronic music. I think it really just comes down to who is at the festival. When we would play any of our sets in the past, there were always promoters from Miami right there to promote and start up the party. I think a lot of the guys that you saw at the last Miami festival from 2012 were promoters and promoters from Miami. I'm sure the city and festival are going to be bigger and better every year, but who's playing and who's there is the big question mark.
Q3—How important is live DJ mixing to the success of an EDM festival?
Mixing is probably the biggest thing that separates an EDM event from a rock event. In a rock show, I think it's way more about the mood, the songs that are playing, the lights, the atmosphere, and just making it a cool show that a lot of people will be excited about. In a festival situation, all you're looking for is the right song, the right beats, and the right atmosphere. If you have those three, you're good to go. But you can take all of the songs in the world and you can use them in a festival setting, but it's hard to make a festival feel like a party. You have to find a way to make the crowd vibe with each other.
Q4—Do you think there will be a time in the near future when the EDM industry will be completely replaced with a new format of music that we haven't seen yet?
I think this is what it's all about. We've been trying to redefine what EDM is for so long and every year it's a new question. What will it be in five years, ten years? For me, I think that it's just about trying to do what you love and you just have to be comfortable in your own skin and try to make that happen.
Q5—It's been a long time since you have released a new EP. How has your musical inspiration changed since you haven't released anything for so long?
I was inspired by a lot of different things when I was in the studio, just working on new music and writing. But the inspiration is still there, the inspiration hasn't changed. I can't tell you how many new songs I have written. My production skills are not even close to where they were when I first started playing music and making beats. My goal is still to be able to play music and have people dance. That's what inspires me and that's what motivates me to keep going.