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Questions Top100 DJs 2013 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:16

Best known for: 
“Making music that’s hard on the outside and soft on the inside.”
Tune of the year: 
"It’s not an electronic record — Mr Probz ‘Waves’.”
“I don’t have a strong opinion. I'm just doing my thing, it was never about money in the first place. Who are DJs to refuse what promoters are willing to pay for them?”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“Yes. It’s a cyclical thing. It just so happens electronic music is the 'popular' music of the day. It’s vice versa also, pop artists now make dance records. How long it will be like this is anyone’s guess.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“A bird, so I could fly and be free."
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“DJs should be free to do whatever they feel like. I wonder why people are even bothered by stuff like this, just listen to the music.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“No, every adult has to make an informed choice for themselves.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“A good crowd, good sound, and the occasional Heineken is enough for me.”

“I managed to release a record at last — after 533 days of radio silence,” says Willem Rebergen, referring to ‘Colors’, the recent single that marked his transition from the Scantraxx label to Ultra Records.

But while 2013 has been relatively quiet on the production front for the Dutchman, he’s still been working with the frenetic intensity you’d expect of hardstyle’s finest.

“Making the video with Krewella for our ‘United Kids of the World’ track, was a truly inspiring experience,” he says when asked about this year’s highlights. “Going to places that have never experienced hardstyle has been special and doing Defqon and EDC in one weekend was a unique moment.”

He’s keen to keep pushing things forward in 2014. “I see myself breaking free and exploring new territories, both musically and personally with my career.” So keep your ears peeled.