Dizzee Rascal, "Bonkers"
I made the track and the label sent it to Dizzee, and we were both hip-hop guys, so we connected. And the beat is a rip-off of the song "Mars" by Fake Blood – not in a way where you'd say, "that’s fucked up," but as my inspiration. I never thought I'd get a Number One in, you know, the lazy stage of my career.
This is coming a little later, but 2005 to 2007 especially was such a renaissance for dance music. It was a weird moment for me because everything I'd been about my whole career – breaking down those walls – was finally happening. Like Switch? I love Switch. I would look for everything he put out. Crookers' Kid Cudi remix? Forget it. Mstrkrft. And everyone says it, but it's true: Daft Punk at Coachella made dance music cool for hipsters.