Steve Angello: Lady Gaga’s Creativity Is ‘Refreshing’
EXCLUSIVE! DJ also thinks Avicii has “a lot of balls” with new album…
Steve Angello has applauded Lady Gaga for her ‘refreshing’ creativity and thinks people don’t show enough respect for artists like her.
Speaking exclusively to MTV News UK at V Festival the Swedish DJ/producer told us: “she’s a very special artist. She’s been really creative over the years and she’s opened a lot of doors for a lot of artists and I think that we show too little respect to those people that are creative.
“I think that a lot of people should tap those artists on the shoulder and say ‘well done’ because it doesn’t matter if I like her music or not, she’s still very creative and it’s refreshing for me and it kind of helps you to decide what you want to do and then if bigger artists like that can take such big steps you know anybody can.”
Another artist Angello holds in high esteem at the moment is fellow Swede Avicii who’s debut artist album #True is being released next month.
“I’m very excited,” he said of the album. “Avicii works very very hard. I had him in my house in LA a couple of months, maybe half a year ago and we were playing through the album.
“He had a lot of balls you know, he’s taken a big risk and done a lot of different sounds than what people would expect.
“He’s one of those artists and it’s good to see somebody like him do something like that so I’m proud of him.”
Angello’s record label Size recently celebrated its 100th release with SLVR - a co-production between Steve, Matisse and Sadko – which is currently No.1 on the Beatport chart.
On reaching such a milestone with his label he revealed: “When I was a kid I always had a dream about starting a big label and during the years I never kind of reflected on all the years that passed by so now it’s been 10 years – it makes you feel really happy but also makes you feel really old!”
SLVR is out now.
By Michael Pell @mtvuknews
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