I am trying to walk a tightrope; trying to keep the DJ community happy while trying to spread the message about dance music to more people. That is the mission that I am on.
I headline concert halls for 20,000 people, but I still play smaller venues.
If I had to play only for people who liked the music because they heard it on the radio, it wouldn't make me happy. That's why I'm working so hard to have, yes, a profile as an artist, but also a profile as a DJ.
If you put a demo on the net and people say it was the finished version then they're going to say it sucks. I really hate that.
It's nice because success has allowed me to have a blast on stage, to be in the studio with amazing people, but I find it all a bit bizarre.
My parents were extreme left so everything was against the system. I was walking barefoot in the streets of Paris when I was eight. When I started to DJ they hated it, because for them, nightclubs, and all of this life, was terrible and fake.
I don't do this for the money, I don't do it for record sales, I don't really care about that, I just want to make beats.
The more melodies and chord changes, the less good it is for the clubs, but the better it is for radio, because it makes it really emotional.
I have studios in the different places where I live - in Ibiza, Paris and London - but they're not crazy studios, they're just rooms with good monitors, and all I do is plug my laptop in. It's a different way to make music, but for me, I love it, because it's more connected to the world.
I had the most reversed education possible. Every parent wants their son to be a businessman, respectable - me, it was the opposite. When I had an artist career my mum was like, 'Oh finally, I'm proud of you!
My studio is a laptop. Everybody I work with is the same. We make computer music, we're the laptop generation.
Sometimes two artists wanna work together, but it doesn't mean it's gonna happen, because you have to find the right idea.
All the big artists I talk to say that they are trapped in a formula and they are looking for the music of tomorrow.
I mix up all styles on my albums because that is what music is about now.
I want to party in space because I make alien music.