Axwell Λ Ingrosso Cite Skrillex, Daft Punk And Coldplay As Influences


Axwell Λ Ingrosso have had questionable luck with interviews lately. Last month, they made headlines when they called underground dance music “amateur” during a New York Times interview and had to answer to the controversy it generated around the blogosphere. This time around, they took a bit of a safer route by discussing their own creative process.

“It’s a bit like that fight scene in the video,” Ingrosso laughs, talking about he and Axwell’s studio sessions. “It’s different every time because we’ve been in Sweden, we’ve been in L.A., we’ve been all over the world trying to make music. We’ve had ocean views, we’ve had small hotel rooms – so it’s different, but the creative process started in L.A. because we had a couple of months off there with our favorite songwriters from Sweden named Vincent and Salem [Al Fakir].”

The most interesting part of the interview, however, came when Seb talked about the duo’s influences:

“We’ve always been huge fans of Daft Punk…they play a big part of our history…Coldplay has always been a big influence to us, and also for technique, there’s nobody with the technique that Skrillex has…he’s very inspiring.”

Overall, the interview went a lot better for Axwell Λ Ingrosso than the aforementioned New York Times one. The EDM supergroup had a lot of interesting things to say and it’s definitely worth a watch if you count yourself as a fan of the former Swedish House Mafia members.

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