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“Uplifting house and bigroom.”
Best known for:
“‘Peru’ and ‘Play’ (with Alan Walker).”
Tune of the year:
“‘Love Runs Out’ by Martin Garrix & G-Eazy.”

From: Norway
Rising star DJ/producer of 2021: “Max Adrian.”

Norwegian DJ and producer Tungevaag was a newcomer to the Top 100 DJs poll last year. In 2021 he cemented his position, rising three places. Though known for breakthrough hits ‘Peru’ and ‘Play’, his 2021 anthem ‘Miss You’ made a global impact, landing at No.1 in the Netherlands radio charts. He has also collaborated with the likes of Alan Walker, Lucas & Steve, Bassjackers, Jay Hardway, Sick Individuals and Raaban.

The ambitious producer reached a landmark four billion worldwide streams and downloads at the end of 2020. Spurred on by the success, he hit the ground running in 2021, collaborating with Bassjackers, Blasterjaxx, Brennan Heart, Retrovision and Lucas & Steve. “There are also two unreleased tracks coming up with some Top 20 DJs,” he says. “And of course, shows in Europe this summer — festivals are back!”

How was your first gig back after lockdown?


How have the last 18 months changed how you view your work/life balance?

“It has shown us all how thankful we need to be for what we have.”
What further steps should the industry take to combat climate change?

“Clubs and festivals with solar panels.”

What’s the best bit of tech you’ve added to your studio or DJ setup this year?

“PMC IB1S speakers for my new studio. They are insane.”
What’s the best album you’ve heard this year?

“‘Harmonica Andromeda’ by KSHMR.”