Eurodance legend, Basshunter (Jonas Erik Altberg) is finally coming to Australia for the first time in his ten-year career.
Fans will remember Basshunter from his massive singles ‘DOTA’, ‘All I Ever Wanted’ and ‘Now You’re Gone’. In November, fans will finally get to experience a headline set by the man himself featuring all the hits and classics.
Accompanying Basshunter will be nine European dance superstars including the queen of electro Luciana and leading German dance act, Groove Coverage.
For electronic music fans, this is one of the biggest events of the year. “I sing all the hits from ‘Dota’, ‘Now You're Gone’ to ‘Dream On The Dance Floor’ from my last album,” Jonas says.
“I know most of the acts coming over and they are a good mix of dance music from the harder to the more clubbing sounds. My shows are like a party. I want everyone to have fun and enjoy themselves and have a night to remember!”
Basshunter is the fastest and biggest selling Swedish act since ABBA. Jonas made a name for himself in the mid-2000s utilising the internet to spread his music to millions. “I live on the internet, so I don't see it as a bad thing I see it as a good thing! "People will always pirate music and things, so you are better to interact with that area than to get nothing from it. I think a lot of my fans found me online.”
When Jonas was only 21, he rose to fame with the release of his first, full-length album ‘LOL <(^^,)>’ in 2006. “It was great, I got to travel the world and see so many amazing places when most of my friends were studying in college.
"I've been very fortunate. Travelling all over the world and partying with so many great people has been amazing.”
Jonas is a gaming enthusiast, even going as far as writing the song ‘Dota’ after the online multiplayer game. During this time he was influenced by techno and trance music and combined it with his gaming passion. “My influences come from German techno and Dutch trance and stuff that was big when I was growing up.
"I did and do play lots of computer games, I still play Dota and a few others. I have a stream account of course.”
In 2014, Jonas announced that he was working on new Basshunter material. The new album is still to be completed but Australian fans may be treated to a few surprises. “I am working on the new album but want to get the sound right, so I might have a sneak preview of one or two tracks but I don't want to just bring something out for the sake of it.”
Fri 25 Nov - Metro City (Perth)Sat 26 Nov - Thebarton Theatre (Adelaide)Sun 27 Nov - 170 Russell St (Melbourne)Fri 2 Dec - Eatons Hill Hotel (Brisbane)Sat 3 Dec - Big Top (Sydney)