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

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<p><span style="font-size: small;">"Hardstyle"</span></p>
Best known for: 
<p><span style="font-size: small;">“Hard Driver 'Came To This'.”</span></p>
Tune of the year: 
<p><span style="font-size: small;">“When it comes to hard dance, I don’t think this is the case.”</span></p>
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
<p><span style="font-size: small;">“When everybody does the same thing, it gets cheesy. But it’s always a cool way to connect with the audience.”</span></p>
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
<p></p><p><span style="font-size: small;">“A bird, this would save me a shit load of time flying to my gigs.”</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p>
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
<p><span style="font-size: small;">“When everybody does the same thing, it gets cheesy. But it’s always a cool way to connect with the audience.”</span></p>
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
<p><span style="font-size: small;">“This is for the DJ to decide. Personally I don’t feel like doing it, since I have not much knowledge about this matter.”</span></p>
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
<p><span style="font-size: small;">“Don’t need this, because I am already living my fantasy. Just make sure the drinks are cold and I will promise you a good time.”</span></p>

Coone is at the forefront of hardstyle and has been since busting onto the scene at a young age.

This year is his third in a row in the DJ Mag Top 100, but given that at just 24 he sold out a 10,000 capacity arena in his native Belgium, it was always likely to be this way. Someone quick to spot the DJ and producer’s talent has been Steve Aoki, boss of the internationally recognised label Dim Mak, who signed up Coone this year.

“This year has had many standout moments and highlights,” he beams, “but being part of the closing of last year’s Defqon.1 festival was absolutely one of the greatest. Of course signing at Dim Mak and working with guys like Steve Aoki are for me great steps in my career. I was really excited to sign — this makes me the hardstyle ambassador of Dim Mak!”

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