Swedish EDM DJ Jonas Erik Altberg, aka Basshunter, was already several years into his career in dance music when he shifted up a gear from producing solid, 90s-centric trance pieces such as Syndrome De Abstenencia and dabbling in rave-oriented hardstyle. The self-declared “bassmachine” quit college after releasing his debut album, and eventually went on to collaborate with Dutch old-school raver Mental Theo on 2007’s platinum breakthrough vocal piece Now You’re Gone. That lovelorn single had started life in 2006, in Swedish, as Altberg’s stompy European homeland hit Boten Anna. The DJ then went on to perform the same language-hopping trick with his 2008 smash, the more relentlessly upbeat UK No.2 All I Ever Wanted. This is the story of how that song gave Basshunter everything he desired.
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