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Alesso On His Def Jam Debut and Hardcore Coffee Addiction

Alesso opens up about his upcoming album with Def Jam, his relationship with Sebastian Ingrosso... and his diehard coffee habit.

Alesso is Sweden's next great hope for an EDM superstar. After a string of successful singles—"Calling (Lose My Mind)" with Sebastian Ingrosso, "Years" with Matthew Koma, and a remix of One Republic's "If I Lose Myself"—Alesso recently landed a contract with Def Jam Records, as one of select few EDM artists. What that means: the 23-year-old will probably be bumping into guys like Kanye West, 2 Chainz and Pusha T in the studio while recording his debut artist album, out next year.


Here, Alesso opens up to THUMP about his anxieties over the upcoming album, his relationship with his mentor/BFF Sebastian Ingrosso… and his diehard coffee addiction.