Q&A With Swedish Top DJ Bjorn Akesson
His remixes are in high demand by top DJs ranging from W&W, Darren Tate and RAM to Orjan Nilsen. All his releases have been widely supported by all the top DJ’s including Armin van Buuren, Andy Moor, Tiesto and Markus Schulz and featured heavily on all their CD compilations, over 50 to date. High time for a Hammarica.com Q&A with the DJ from Sweden!
If you could describe you music in three words, what would you call it?
Melodic Electro Deserts.
Describe a real-life situation that inspired you.
Might sound very cliche, but breaking up with a girl has been a good one. The ability to use feelings and transform them into music is essential for me.
Name something you love, and why.
I love exercising, it’s important to be healthy these days and it gives you that extra confidence and energy. I also think it’s important to be a role model as a DJ when many people look up to you. Living a healthy life is something I will always stand for.
What’s the worst thing that ever happened surrounding one of your gigs?
The occasional misspressed button, making the track start from the very begining in the middle of a track.
Is there too much envy in the DJ scene?
There is, but at a certain level I think it’s good. In many cases it results in dj/producers working even harder to reach new heights.
As a DJ, do you follow the charts and/or what’s hot, or do you follow your heart?
I have to say that I follow my heart, I always play the tracks I feel is best and what I believe will work well. I would not play something I can’t stand for.
What is your dream project?
Would love to something with Michael Jackson, but I’m afraid that is too late now.