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

Progressive house and trance
Best known for: 
Invisible Touch', 'You Belong To Me' and this year Sacramentum'
Tune of the year: 
Avicii 'Wake Me Up'. To dance: W&W, Ummet Ozcan 'The Code'
“I have no idea, seriously. It’s all management work. I only produce music, play DJ sets and post funny pictures on Facebook.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
Not really. There are plenty of dance music tracks and artists that are not pop yet. Also there are only a few DJs who have had really successful pop tracks.
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“A cat. Angry exactly like my favourite smiler in Twitter.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“Of course. Preferably once every 10 minutes.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“I think people have to decide themselves. I hardly speak about what I have no idea about, as I've never tried any. I know only my mum believes me on this, but there you go...”

One of Russia’s longterm representatives in the Top 100 poll, Dmitry Almazov AKA Bobina was well-and-truly keeping his head down this year.

“I spent almost half of the year finishing my new album 'Same Difference',” he told DJ Mag “The rest of the time, I was thinking about how to explain the title of the album to people!”

At the time of last year’s poll, the long serving trance veteran was talking about how the big room sounds of progressive house were increasingly drawing him in. With the release of the new album, this continues unabated. Bobina claims it’s “all EDM nowadays” anyway, pointing out that a year down the track, there’s less and less discernible difference between progressive house and trance. Still, there’s plenty of room to subvert expectations.

“The first singles, which were released before the album was out, were quite housey. So in general I think it surprised the #trancefamily that the rest of it was very trancey. When you produce music, surprising people is one of the most important things.”