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Questions Top100 DJs 2013 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:18

Style: 
“Electro/progressive house.”
Best known for: 
“'Fifteen' , 'Adagio For Strings (Remix)' and 'Koala EP'.”
Tune of the year: 
“'Fifteen (Hardwell Edit)'.”
From: 
“They earn a lot of money by playing music and we think that all DJs who can live from DJing are privileged, for sure! But of course there are also other professions which make a lot of money.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“Yes, every decade has its own sound and dance is the sound of this moment.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
"A chameleon, I’m a calm guy who’s flexible.” Thom: “A fox, yes, I’m a really smooth guy haha!”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“Yes, why not? It’s a way to show your crowd you appreciate the love and bring them love by your music.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“Maybe… they are seen [as] role models and they have the power to change the world. But the medallions has two sides…”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“Koala bears (living, inflatable, fluffy it doesn’t matter in what form haha), fat cottage cheese. Protein shakes. Monster energy.”

One of many debuts in this year's Top 100, Blasterjaxx (Thom Jongkind and Idir Makhlaf) typify the sound of young Holland. Influenced by trance, house and hardstyle — their own productions a conflation of them all with a searing electroid backbone — tunes like 'Fifteen' released through Hardwell's Revealed label, elevated the duo to the big league in 2013.

They're ecstatic to have entered the poll this year, describing it as one of the highlights of their year along with hitting the Beatport No.1 spot with Hardwell's edit of their aforementioned mega-hit, and remixing Tiësto's evergreen trance version of Samuel Barber's 'Adagio For Strings'. Promising plenty of new productions over the next year, their ambitions for the future include “playing the best festivals, the most beautiful clubs and [to] keep showing our fans love in musical form”.

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