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Questions Top100 DJs 2013 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:18

Style: 
“Progressive trance: a little aggressive but always with soul.”
Best known for: 
"Trancemission radio show and Trancemission festival.”
Tune of the year: 
“The W&W remix of Armin van Buuren feat Trevor Guthrie ‘This Is What It Feels Like.”
From: 
“DJs like Avicii, Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, David Guetta and others are very expensive, but I think that’s okay.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“David Guetta has been the main one to mix pop singers such as Rihanna, Sia and others with house music and it’s given a great push to the industry.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“An eagle with eyesight, sharp talons and the ability to fly high.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“If they want to — go ahead. People love ‘heart hands’.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“I think it’s a very a personal thing, talking about drugs.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“A private jet!”

“I like music that sounds big and aggressive but, at the same time, very melodic, lyrical and magical,” says Russian DJ/ producer DJ Feel, also known as Philip Belikov. </span></p><p><span style="font-size: small;">And that’s exactly what he plays on his long-running Trancemission radio show, aired regularly on St. Petersburg-based Radio Record.

Feel’s 138bpm-ish, melody-laden, uplifting productions (try ‘Your Love feat Aelyn’, for size) fit well into the Paul van Dyk school of trance. And that’s probably why he worked on tracks with PVD this year.

“I always create a melody and harmony first, using Logic audio on my MacPro,” he says. “Then, later, I’ll get a sound engineer to help me finish a track.”

With two artist albums to his name this year, he says, he’s most proud of his “one man show” Feel Unlimited, a seven-hour extravaganza he did at the A2 Arena in St Petersburg in October, with live vocalists, a live orchestra and rock musicians. “It was based on my recently-released album ‘Feel – Unlimited’,” he says. “It was the biggest show I’ve done yet.”

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