Steve Angello Calls For Dance Music To ‘Become Creative Again’

Swedish House Mafia vet talks to MTV News about his solo album and why so many EDM producers need fresh ideas.

Luckily for EDM fans everywhere, even in a post-Swedish House Mafia world, there is still creativity flowing from Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell.

Take, for example, Wild Youth, Angello’s first solo album since SHM. When MTV News caught up with the 30-year-old DJ, he talked about how even though it is hardly his solo debut, it will mark a new beginning.

“I think it’s really important for dance music today to become creative again, rethink and not just repeat yourself over and over again, like a lot of producers do.” Given his past innovation, this sets the bar pretty high for Wild Youth.

Lack of originality has been a hot topic in the EDM world lately. In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Diplo went as far as calling dance music and DJs “interchangeable.”

After hearing Angello describe what went into his upcoming album, it sounds like keeping his work fresh and inspired will not be an issue. In fact, his new project is so fresh that he says it makes him “feel like a kid again.” With “cool collaborations” and plenty of live instruments, Wild Youth already sounds like something different for Angello, and the genre as a whole.

Wild Youth is not the only project coming from the now-disbanded Swedish House Mafia. Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell are already hard at work on “Departures,” their newest residency together in Ibiza that will kick off in June.

In the meantime, you’ll have to use your imagination as anticipation builds for Wild Youth. As he himself put it, “It’s a new Steve Angello, and I’m excited about it.”

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