How is Sola going for you guys? What separates your label from the rest?
Quite simply, it is amazing. It’s the third highest sell-out and the ninth highest selling label on Beatport. On Spotify, it does incredibly well. We are very happy it’s going really well.
We’ve got loads of massive releases coming up from loads of big artists and labels. We never expected it to be like this, so we are over the moon.
What’s the most fun part of doing what you do?
There have been loads of amazing memories. One that comes to mind is when we played in Brazil recently at some festivals and they know how to really party out there. I’d do it all again, it’s something we didn’t expect being from Manchester. We thought we’ll just have a few shows here and there. It turned out to be pretty amazing!
Another time, when we were in L.A., we got a phone call from David Guetta asking us if we want to come over to the studio. Unfortunately, we couldn’t make it as we were busy getting ready for a show.
However, we were both playing in Vegas, so he just said to meet him at his executive airport on his private jet, and we’ll go from there. That was just very, very surreal.
And the worst part?
Well, I used to do dubstep years ago. I first started out doing dub-step in 1999 and that made my career in music really.
I was one of the first guys who started the movement and I did it for about 12 years. When the market dropped on dubstep as it’s quite niche music, I went from being a touring DJ to a non-touring DJ and that was when work completely dried up.
I went from travelling the world to not getting any bookings whatsoever. So then I just had to focus on new genres of music and luckily it has worked out again.
Finally, what words of advice would you have for someone looking to emulate your career?
Never ever give up. Sometimes you have to take that leap of faith that to get ahead in your career. If you want it, you’ll get it, but you have to really work at it.
Solardo are playing an exclusive set at The Penthouse at Five Palm Jumeirah on March 7