Above & Beyond members Jono Grant and Paavo Siljamäki caught up with Billboard Dance during Miami Music Week at SiriusXM’s “House of Chill,” chatting about upcoming performances, including their upcoming set at the RC Cola Plant, and their views of the new Billboard Dance 100 list.
Speaking of the recently launched initiative — which is a data-driven artist ranking that gives fans and industry members alike a credible, comprehensive look at the power and influence of electronic dance music’s biggest names — Grant is all for it.
“I actually think it’s a really good thing to have a poll that uses some metrics,” he tells Billboard Dance. “Because why shouldn’t you use chart data, ticket sales, all those things? If you’re gonna measure this stuff, measure it properly, otherwise you’re just opening yourself up to Russian bots or whatever… If you’re gonna have a poll, use metrics.”
You can check out the full video interview with Above & Beyond above.