Avicii Performs in Santa Monica Tonight: Here's Our Interview
No. Not at all. It's very much a collaborative environment. Part our your success is playing other DJs' tunes. I don't only play my own music. I guess that's how most DJs work. Everyone is always supporting each other by playing each other's music. I don't feel like it's one of those industries.
How much do you pay attention to the "Top 100 DJ" ranking list? Is there pressure to maintain a certain rank?
No. I never really check or care about my rank I'm at. It's always flattering if you get a good ranking but it hasn't affected me in the slightest. It doesn't really affect anything. I don't see why I should pay attention to it.
What are your thoughts on everyone getting into DJing and people like Paris Hilton as a DJ?
I don't have an opinion about it. Everyone else can try to DJ. I don't see what's wrong with it. It's not necessarily someone I would go see but then at the same time, I don't see the point to hate on them. I really don't.
What's your favorite part about playing in Los Angeles and the L.A. dance music crowd?
I haven't played that much in Los Angeles - I spent a lot of time there but it's always a fun scene. You never know who is going to show up at your gig or who will want to collaborate with you or this and that. The crowd is always energetic.
Are you going to try to meet up with any of the L.A.-based DJs while in town and hang?
I'm definitely going to try if I have some time. It's a pretty hectic touring schedule.
Anything special planned for the show? Are you going to bring anybody up on stage with you?
It's been known to happen. You never know though.