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

Style: 
“Hardcore techno.”
Best known for: 
“‘Raise Your Fist For Angerfist’.”
Tune of the year: 
“Angerfist ‘Street Fighter’.”
From: 
“I don't know about that, but I do think the price of pepperoni pizzas got way out of control these days.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“Since the charts are full of it, and pop is short for popular, I guess the answer is yes.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“A Komodo dragon, powerful and destructive.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“I'd rather raise my fist.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“Duty means rules, and rules do not apply in music.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“A Wiener schnitzel and a bottle of Bacardi, so I guess I'm living my fantasy.”

Now enjoying his third year in the Top 100, Angerfist is renowned for his hard, uncompromising productions and sets, which are all peppered with hammering beats, roaring synths and aggressive, apocalyptic samples.

His releases this year have included ‘From the Blackness’, with its epic choirs and devilish vocals, the yelping ‘Don’t Fuck With Me’ and ‘Just Like Me’, a pounding hardcore/hip-hop collaboration with Tha Playah.

On the live front he’s also been smashing it, no doubt in a more literal sense than most. “I did the closing set at this year's Summer Festival in Antwerp, Belgium,” he explains. “The vibe was so intense, and the crowd so huge. It was really a great experience and definitely my highlight of the year.”

And if you think he’s just acting tough, think again. “Me and a couple of close friends/colleagues did a massive bungee-jump from the Contra Dam in Switzerland,” he explains. “Jumping from a 220m high structure gives you such a bizarre feeling, and redefined my definition of thrill. Check out the full video on my YouTube channel, it's totally worth it!”

Next year promises to be even bigger for the adrenalin-loving Dutchman. “In 2014 there will be a brand-new Angerfist album,” he reveals. Take cover.

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