Still having an ULTRA hangover? We interviewed Hardwell, Firebeatz and GTA with your top burning questions from their pet peeves, music icons, travel preference, and when they’ll be back in Singapore!
What superpower would you want and why?
HARDWELL: To be able to fly!
FIREBEATZ: Flying so we don’t need an airplane anymore
GTA: If we could have any super power it would definitely be teleportation. Whats better than being anywhere you want, anytime you want?!
If you weren’t a DJ, what would you be doing today?
HARDWELL: Oh wow, I started learning to DJ so young that it has always been my dream! Can I say label manager? I enjoy being so hands-on with my label Revealed Recordings so I’d like to be doing something similar, even if I wasn’t behind the decks!
FIREBEATZ: Travelling around the world to try different food.
GTA: If we weren’t DJ’s we would both still probably be working at the mall!
Where is your favourite destination to travel to?
HARDWELL: Ibiza is beautiful in the summer
GTA: Well we’ve been to a lot of really amazing places but recently we had an amazing experience in Tokyo! Everything about Japan in general is so cool and we always have a blast when we go out there.
Camping & Adventure or 5-star luxury?
HARDWELL: Hmmm, luxury please – I don’t think I could camp after a show!
FIREBEATZ: 5 star luxury with a little adventure;)
GTA: Nice question haha! I myself (Julio) prefer the 5 star luxury but I think Matt would enjoy the camping and adventure more.
Name your current Top 5 artists that you follow (can be of any genre)
HARDWELL: Calvin Harris, DJ Snake, Skrillex, Drake, Major Lazer
FIREBEATZ: Calvin Harris, Eric Prydz, Prodigy, Kendrick Lamar, Dre Hazes (dutch singer)
GTA: Vince Staples, #ASH, Damien-N-Drix, Tre Oh Five, Tame Impala.
If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?
HARDWELL: ‘Adagio For Strings’ – an amazing, classic track that has had a lot of remixes over the years and still sounds so good.
FIREBEATZ: Daft Punk – Around The World
GTA: “Rage Against The Machine – Wake Up”
When you have finished your set, what is the one thing you want your fans to remember?
HARDWELL: The energy of the show – tracklists change but the emotion does not.
FIREBEATZ: Energy, and our new productions!
GTA: We want our fans to leave saying “Wow did you hear that crazy ‘insert genre here’ track they played??? I need to find that song!! That set was so crazy!'”
What is your pet peeve?
FIREBEATZ: Repeating someone in an annoying voice starting with “Jaaaaaaaaa”
GTA: Attitude! I hate when people act angrily towards you for no reason and a lot of times you get it at the airport haha.
If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?
HARDWELL: My Pug Jäger and my phone and laptop, I need to always make music and stay connected to my fans
FIREBEATZ: Solar powered Mac with logic x, Swim shorts, A friend
GTA: Computer, speakers, wifi port (to google “how to survive on an island”)
Where would you go in a time machine?
HARDWELL: Maybe back to the 60s, all of the culture seemed so free and fun back then
FIREBEATZ: The 60’s!
GTA: Probably back to the 90’s! At our age (26) it would’ve been cool to experience what the music scene was like back then.
What song best describes you?
HARDWELL: Robin S – ‘Show Me Love’, I haven’t played it out for a while but that was one for the first remixes/ productions I worked on that really got me attention. It played a role in my career early on!
FIREBEATZ: Kees Diks – bbq
GTA: “Wiz Khalifa – We Dem Boys”
If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?
HARDWELL: A big cheesy pizza, who doesn’t like that?
FIREBEATZ: French fries with mayonaise
GTA: Maybe some Risotto with Prawns? Or maybe some Chicken Frances? Not really much of a cook though haha.
When will you be back in Singapore again?
HARDWELL: Hopefully before the end of the year, Singapore is amazing, I always have so much fun when I come and play ULTRA or club sets over there!
FIREBEATZ: In 2018 definitely!
GTA: Not sure yet but hopefully sometime soon next year!