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

“Happy, euphoric, but still hard-hitting beats.”
Best known for: 
“Full power performances.”
Tune of the year: 
“Chain Reaction ‘The Record Breaking’.”
“If you're able to attract thousands of people, it’s fair to be paid well.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“Yes, but it’s not a bad thing.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
Marcus: “A salmon. I love swimming upstream.” Kenth: “A cat, so I could sleep all day and have people hand me food and cuddles.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“Why not?! Haha.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“We don’t talk about drugs, touch them, use them or want anything to do with them.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
Steak with fries and béarnaise sauce, two bottles of Grey Goose vodka. Unlimited supply of Red Bull. Cake. Definitely cake. And a bouncy castle.”

Just to confuse us, the Norweigan hardstyle duo — made up of Kenth Kvien and Marcus Nordii — moved from their previous home in Holland to Belgium, earlier this year, after the release of last year’s loud-and-mighty ‘Norwegian Lullaby’, laced with vocals from Lene Kokai. “There was no hardstyle scene in Norway so we had to move,” says Kenth.

“Everyone in Norway travels to either Belgium or Holland to go raving so it made sense.” The pair met in 2003, at a party where they were both DJing. They started going to hardstyle raves together but it was their mutual passion for Manami Matsumae’s music — he composed the soundtrack for 1980s NES computer game series Mega Man — that drove them to produce together. After years at it, in 2012 they released their debut album ‘Time To Shine’. “A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into that,” says Kenth.

“We still play a lot of the tracks in our sets.” This year they’ve rocked crowds at mega raves The Qontinent and Reverze. “We played to 19,000 people at Reverze,” says Kenth. “It was awesome.”