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Questions Top100 DJs 2013 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:16

"Emotional, uplifting songs, sometimes to a disco beat.”
Best known for: 
"Making grown men cry.”
Tune of the year: 
"Oliver Smith ‘Pressure’.”
"The business end of music is like any other industry, so if they have then they will read just over time.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
"Yes. Because US satellite radio added it to nationwide coverage and for the first time since Elvis, kids can like music their parents don't know.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
"A bird — I love aerial photography so would love to be able to move freely and take pictures without a window in the way.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“Definitely, although a wider range of shadow theatre is advisable. We can do the horse, rabbit and dove now, as well.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
"Not when they're on stage.” What would be on your fantasy rider? “Eight hours' sleep.”

Like all the big dogs nowadays, Above & Beyond started a residency in Las Vegas in 2013. On top of that they held down their regular gig at Cream Ibiza, toured Australia and even started their own acoustic series of events.

“We're all musicians and the desire to play your songs live is always there in the back of your mind,” the band explain. “Until now we've only done it sporadically, in hotel lobbies, at after parties and, once, in a hot air balloon for an audience of eight, including Pete Tong. His on the spot review gave us the encouragement to try it properly.”

As well as that the electronic group also programmed the eclectic line-up of Group Therapy 50 at Alexandra Palace in London, and continued to unpredictably A&R their Anjunabeats/Anjunadeep labels into new territory with the likes of garage/house dudes Dusky. But that’s not all…

“We're just finishing the building of our new London music studios and have close to 20 songs that need producing and mixing for the new album, so we can't wait to get in there!