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.

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Sep 25 2014, 7:02pm

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. 

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