Mark, who are your greatest influences when it comes to songwriting? You have a track with Omar on Renegades and he pretty much influenced everybody nowadays, is that the case with you too?
when it comes to songwriting, it's always about my collaborator bringing their sound, style, taste and experiences to my music and productions. sometimes i'll give more direction than other times, but because the music usually comes first, the songwriting is inspired by what's in the music - in a way it's like the vocalist translates the vibe of the music into song. omar's an inspiration for sure - he's a bonafide classic of our times. there's countless inspirations and influences. creativity for me is all about being inspired and influenced by the moment and everything that has led up to it and brought it into existence.