This past Labor Day weekend,EDMSauce had the pleasure to sit down with Alesso, one of the most talked about Electronic Dance Music producers of all of time, before his set at the Electric Zoo festival in the Big Apple. Just reeling from performing at Good Morning America Summer Concert Series (GMA); performing amongst hundreds of fans in Central Park, Alesso sat down before his set to discuss new music, his latest single, “Remedy,” his surprise dream collaboration, signing to UMG's 10:22pm, and much more.
On Friday, August 31st Alesso released his newest track, “Remedy” for the world to hear. In just two days from releasing his newest track, “Remedy” has already hit Apple's “Best of the Week” playlist and the music video has over 20 M views/listens on Youtube. Alesso explains just how the song came to fruition.
“This is my first single for this year and my inspiration was to create a kind of end of summer song because I made so many records in these past 6 months and we were trying to figure out what song should come out first. This one I finished it like a month ago and it just felt like its the kind of song you want to hear at the end of the summer because it is melancholic, it is uplifting but also melancholic.”
Alesso's latest single, “Remedy” is not the only new music news to arise from the Swedish DJ. He also recently signed in partnership with Universal Music Group's 10:22 and entertainment company, Shots Studios in late August. Alesso stated signing to 10:22 was a no brainer.
“It's a long story but I always strive to work with a team that really believes in the music and in it for the passion and believes my vision. 10:22 really connected with so many things from what kind of music I am making at the moment, to how to market it and how to present it. So, it was a no brainer.”
Fans can also be on the lookout for more new music from Alesso in the near future.
“I have another track coming out with One Republic that I'm really excited about and a few names that I can't say right now. And yeah, there is going to be everything from pop music to hard rave songs. Some that I am going to be playing tonight!”
Alesso also let us in that he will be playing a tribute to personal friend and fellow Swedish superstar producer/DJ Avicci who recently passed away April of this year during his Electric Zoo performance.
Alesso has collaborated with singers and producers from One Republic, Tove Lo, Hailee steinfeld and Nico & Vinz to name a few. EDMSauce had to ask, who he would love to collaborate with next. After thinking Alesso said,
“Post Malone I would say. I would like to work with because he is a new and inspiring artist to me. I know him and his team so maybe we will have a song together.”
After the interview, Alesso took the mainstage and tore up the stage with tracks including a few of his classic tracks, “If I Lose Myself,” “Sweet Escape,” “City of Dreams,” “Heroes” and of course “Remedy” while lighting up the night sky with fireworks.
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