Sebastian Ingrosso is a Swedish DJ and producer of Italian descent. His teenage years were spent in his father's studio learning how to make music, with his first remix on Mega Records in 1999. He was ranked #26 in 2011 on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJ list, and won the award for the highest new entry into the chart in 2009, a record beaten only by Deadmau5 into the 2008 Top 100 DJ list at #10. Ingrosso is head of A&R for his own record label, Refune, which has pioneered many artists in recent years including AN21, Max Vangeli, Style of Eye and Alesso. He’s also one third of the DJ super-group Swedish House Mafia, along with friends Axwell and Steve Angello. They began calling themselves the Swedish House Mafia as a joke, but the name stuck. Eric Prydz was part of an earlier version of the group, and while they all remained friends, Prydz has left the group to pursue his own projects. Ingrosso, Angello, and Axwell collaborate together and sometimes only two of the three members contribute. They have been known to produce under the following names: Buy Now, Fireflies, General Moders, Mode Hookers, Outfunk and The Sinners. Though he'd labored as a house producer for several years prior, Ingrosso scored his first major hit in 2005 with "Together," a collaboration with Axwell that was licensed for major-label release. A string of hit collaborations followed in 2007—"Get Dumb," billed also to Axwell, Angello, and Laidback Luke, "It's True," billed also to Axwell, and "Umbrella," billed also to Angello. Drawing heavily on influences such as Daft Punk’s “Homework LP,” and other artists such as Todd Terry, DJ Sneak and Carl Craig, Ingrosso was finding new flavor and looking up to artists who would soon become his peers in the DJ fraternity. After “Echo Vibes” turned into a hit, the record was remixed by his successful Swedish counterpart Eric Prydz. And again Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello, Eric Prydz and Axwell are known collectively as the Swedish House Mafia—a familiar name in the dance music industry. They are now a successful mesh of friends and workmates and their different levels of relationships gel together perfectly. As Ingrosso worked on producing music, his distinctive sound evolved and was fine-tuned. Pushing boundaries on a regular basis soon caught the attention of the industry’s heavy hitters. After releasing “Get It Back,” “Shake,” and “Yo Yo Kidz” in 2004 on his label Refune, he only got better. With a string of innovative house music productions, the world’s dance music community discovered his talent.