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

"Non-pretentious, fun and energetic.”
Best known for: 
"“'Turbulence', 'Show Me Love' and my remix for [Wynter Gordon's] 'Dirty Talk'.”
Tune of the year: 
“So many great ones, but I fell in love with the Melbourne style this year.”
“In some occasions yes, but it should always be a formula measured by ticket price and capacity of a club if you ask me.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“Absolutely and I don't see any harm in that. Dance music deserves to be an accepted genre like rock or hip-hop is.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“I often feel like a cat. But I'd love to be a dragon. My wife calls me a monkey though haha.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“I do heart hands! I feel it suits me and I only do it when I really feel it, not because of wanting to be popular or when I have dollar signs in my eyes.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
"In a sense yes, we have a lot of people looking up to us. I'm more of a non-pressure type of guy. I have never ever done any drugs though, and it's really not needed for a good night out.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“My house or studio remade as a back stage area haha.”

"Laidback Luke has been enjoying a twist on touring recently by taking a bus instead of flights. 
"It's a whole different experience! For instance, the travel is way easier than flying. No airport security, not dealing with people at airports on just four hours of sleep. Basically you sleep on the bus and arrive at a new location,” he tells us.

As to why so many DJs from The Netherlands feature in this year's poll Luke has his own view. "I always say we have the Dutch crowd to thank. The Dutch crowd is a very tough crowd. People don't let go as easy as in the rest of the world. And they are very picky, even if they are your fans. This makes us work very hard. The bonus is, when we play abroad, we feel like Superman!"