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

Electronic dance music
Best known for: 
The big singles, PRYDA and the 'Miami To Atlanta' snare drum
Tune of the year: 
"I have no idea what DJs get paid. Though I guess the more tickets an act sells, the more money they make right?”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“I just think pop music has been infused with that 4/4 club stomp lately. It will pass, and then come back again. Music trends go in circles.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“A cat! They look so comfortable all the time.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“Each to their own. Do whatever you feel like.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“No I don't think so. DJs bring the music to the party, drugs come from others.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“A chilled bottle of 1811 Chateau d'Yquem, some foie gras and Diane Kruger naked.”

After a decade of being one of dance music’s most explosive producers, Prydz took the next step this year when he relocated to the US. “I spent some time in LA last summer, and fell in love with the lifestyle and weather,” he told DJ Mag. “I‘d been living in grey London, and needed a change of scenery. It’s given me the chance to tour the US on a more regular basis.”

His other mission this year was to bring something a little different to the main stages. “I didn't really have to change much, as my music is very different from a lot of the EDM played at big festivals these days. DJs really need to stop looking at what everyone else is playing and producing, and to find their own way and unique sound.”<

Otherwise, 2013 was marked by a few heavy-duty tunes from his much darker alias, the launch of his equally dark Black Dice residency in Las Vegas, as well as some strong activity from his Pryda Friends label. Next up is the launch of his ‘Epic 2.0’ tour of the US.

“It’s something you really have to see, we’ve been refining this show for over two years now. What makes EPIC different from other productions of this size is it’s not pre-recorded or synchronised before the show… every show will be totally unique and different, not pre-planned.”