I don't know what my best performance was, but the show in Aberdeen, Scotland stands out as one of my favorites. I had an early flight the next day so I was trying not to party too hard, but I have a hard time saying no.
It's fun for a day or so, but I get over things too quickly. I have this incredible drive to do even more dope stuff. So when something cool happens, like support from Katy, it just sets the bar higher... which can obviously be quite stressful. Still cool though.
Q. What was the best performance on the European tour? Why?
When I play, I like to be on the same level as everyone. I love playing overseas, but nothing compares to playing at home. It just feels more comfortable playing in California, like I know what everyone is thinking, but I still really like traveling to new places and playing for new people.
Q. You recently completed your European tour in April with follow up performances in California over the past month. It seems the energy’s been great. Tell us more…
Q. You received major support from Katy Perry for your remix of “Birthday”. What does it feel like to get support from major mainstream artists like that, and do you see even more support coming in the near future?
"I have this incredible drive to do even more dope stuff"
The concept was my idea, but the director, Renata Raksha, really brought it to life. It was a very collaborative process.
Q. The 90’s obviously was a very inspirational time for you musically. Why is that?
Q. You’ve done a lot of groovy remixes for tracks by artists such as Katy, Tensnake, Disclosure, and Sam Smith. What goes behind your track selection for remixes?
I don't really pick them, they ask me to do the remix and I'm either into it or not. Though, I guess I have been pretty lucky. Plus my parents actually know who Katy Perry is, so that's cool.
Q. Your release “C O O L” remains one of your most successful after going viral in 2013, being signed by Ultra Records not too long after. What was it like to have the world love your music all so quickly?
It felt natural, like it was supposed to happen. I had been making music for half my life, so I guess I was ready for it. It felt like this door that I had been knocking on for years finally started opening and people started to pay attention. Sometimes that makes me uncomfortable.
Q. Interestingly, the video for that track is very fashion oriented. We love the concept, was that your idea?
Q. What’s next for Le Youth?
More music. More show. My next single "Feel Your Love" drops in August. Sometimes I think about taking a long vacation, but that'll never happen.
I grew up in the 90's so I've just always been really drawn to that decade musically. It's pure nostalgia for me. The fact that I make music inspired by the 90s and people actually want to hear is dope.
You're making me uncomfortable.
Q. Tell us a fun fact about yourself
Interview by Keran Look Loy
Q. Last words for the readers...
I have a very rational fear of sharks.