Any other rappers you really want to work with?
Whoever is cool. And I don’t mean cool as in cool with everyone else, just whoever is a chill dude and doesn’t have his fucking grill on too tight. I’ve been approached by a few dudes—who shall not be named—that want a piece of the dance market real bad. They’re like, “Yo! Hey, I love your beats!” It’s like going up to fucking [Salvador] Dali and saying, “Hey dog, I love your melting clocks, and shit.” It’s like, Wow, you don’t fucking get it, do you?
Who would you work with?
De La Soul, the good shit. And I don’t mean the best produced, but the shit that’s thoughtful and artistic. I’ve seen so many hip-hop acts where there are 12 of them on the stage. What are you all doing? It reminds me of Swedish House fucking Mafia. There’s three of you and one fucking CD with the track on it. It’s all show pony shit.
What do you think of the three members of Swedish House Mafia as individuals?
They’re great people. I always feel bad, but I think they get it when I say shit like that. So I can hang with Steve [Angello], [Sebastian] Ingrosso and Axwell. They’re all really cool dudes, and we have good times. When I start gacking on about what they do or their stage thing, they understand.
So you really proposed to Kat Von D via Twitter? You didn’t get down on a knee?
I got on my fucking E-knee and proposed. We met on Twitter, so it was kind of fitting. It wasn’t just me being a fucking weirdo. She said yes, so who cares.
What is it that made you want to spend the rest of your life with her?
She’s fucking awesome. She’s rad. We both come from similar backgrounds in the arts. It’s good to be able to bounce off someone creatively. She loves me to death, and I love her to death. It’s just a good merging of two empires. [Better] than either of us carrying someone’s fucking dead-ass weight.
You’ve said so many times that you can’t make good art when you’re happy.
I think so. In the past, yeah.
Is that still true now that you’re in love and happy?
Nah, I’m chucking along. I’m still doing my own thing. I’m not like, “Oh, fuck it. I’m throwing it all away for a married life.” Things will change for sure. I’m fine.
Will your new live set be ready for Ultra?