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"Those kinds of things don't get me all that excited," he tells Spinner. "I'm more excited about playing a show than remixing a particularly famous artist.
"I guess it's cool. But it doesn't really mean anything if Katy Perry says she likes your music. It doesn't mean anything more than just someone on the street saying they like your music; her taste isn't any better than anyone else's."
Mrs. Russel Brand isn't the first person Higginbottom has remixed. His take on tracks by Professor Green, Darwin Deez and Fenech-Soler have also helped propel his reputation. But the remix work is currently on hold while Higginbottom focuses on his debut album (due to be released this summer) -- though he definitely wants to pick it up again once his schedule opens up.
"I've had a lot of really great offers recently that I've had to turn down because I'm working on my album. But there are so many people I'd love to remix.
"I wish people went across genres a bit more; often you find you get remixes from people within a similar scene to you. There are some indie bands I'd love to work with, and some soul singers. And hip-hop, I'd love to remix a big rapper, a big MC, and do a UK-based version of a big hip-hop track."
Genre-bending is something Higginbottom takes pride in, and not just when it comes to remixes. His own upcoming album crosses genres, too.
"It's a good dance album at the same time as being a good pop album at the same time as being a good electronic album," he says, trying to make sense of the various sounds.
"And not many people buy CDs anymore, either, so I need each track to stand up on its own. It's not like I can put in a 20-minute ambient skit on this one, because no one will buy it as an individual track on iTunes."