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

“Dirty funkin' house aka Dirty Dutch.”
Best known for: 
“High energy live sets that let the bass kick.”
Tune of the year: 
“Martin Garrix 'Animals'.”
“I agree that DJs fees are astronomical at the moment but I would not say it got out of hand. The reason why DJs fees are where they are right now is simply a matter of supply and demand.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“Dance music has definitely become the new pop music, in other words it has become popular. It became a billion dollar industry but the most important thing is that there is also a very big underground scene which, in my opinion, is the backbone of it all.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“If I had to choose, I would be a lion! It's always nice to be on top of the food chain... haha!”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“In my opinion, DJs can do whatever hand gestures in order to communicate with their audience. It's always good to have a great connection with the crowd!”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“Because DJs have a large following on social media nowadays, their social role has changed. I like to have a positive impact on society but at the end of the day it's not a duty...”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“To have a Boeing A380 for every gig so I could bring all my friends and family with me to all my gigs! Oh, and don't forget a little bottle of water in the DJ booth.”

As the foremost exponent of “Dirty Dutch” house, DJ Mag asked Chuckie whether he felt defined by the term? 
"For me Dirty Dutch music is all about cross breeding genres," he explains, "it's a multicultural mix of music and that happens to be the way I grew up.

“Growing up in the suburbs with people from different cultures with different backgrounds made me understand society even better." Highlights of this year included a debut visit to India. "That was a real crazy experience, considering the fact that my great, great, great grandparents from my father's side have roots in India," Chuckie says.