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Questions Top100 DJs 2013 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:19

<p><span style="font-size: small;">“Techno/house.”</span></p>
Best known for: 
<p><span style="font-size: small;">“Rocking the dancefloor.”</span></p>
Tune of the year: 
<p><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;“Finder '9 Toes'.”</span></p>
<p><span style="font-size: small;">“I don't know what everybody else gets paid, but if there is something I want to do, money has never been a deciding factor in that.”</span></p>
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
<p><span style="font-size: small;">“Dance had become more 'popular' again for sure, but just because it is 'popular' doesn't make it pop.”</span></p>
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
<p><span style="font-size: small;">“A lion as I am a natural born leader on the dancefloor.”</span></p>
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
<p><span style="font-size: small;">“Why not? Most DJs don't speak on a mic like me, so it is a quick way that a DJ can tell the dancefloor how they are feeling, why not?”</span></p>
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
<p><span style="font-size: small;">“I don't feel I have a duty to do this, however, if people ask me I will answer the question no problem, also I have supported anti drug campaigns.”</span></p>
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
<p><span style="font-size: small;">“I have a rider I love, and doesn't take the piss — I am happy with that.”</span></p>

DJ Mag catches up with Carl Cox as he flies back from yet another summer in Ibiza, so we ask him if it is still the centre of the dance music world? 
"Yes, I would suggest that it is an incredibly important part of the dance calendar, and also all the promoters across the world go there on holiday so this makes it very important too.

I am not sure anywhere else has such a concentration of talent in one place for three months." As a firm fixture in the Top 100 poll Carl has an overview on the dance scene that not many others can claim to share, so does he think that dance music still has a cutting edge? "Loads, that is the beauty of dance, it always has a live and very active underground scene," he says.

With lots of new faces coming through this year, we cheekily ask if Carl can see the day where he might feel too old to DJ? "Lets see," he grins, "slow down maybe. Stop? I am not sure about that!"