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

Best known for: 
Tune of the year: 
“Avicii ‘Wake Me Up’.”

“Maybe a bit, because new acts wanted to get a position on the market and their only way to do that was to offer more than the established ones. In the end it will balance itself.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
"The time when dance music was a massive influence for pop artists is already over. But, there is more space for legitimate dance/electro artists to become pop stars.”

Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“I’d be a zebra, for the style. Stripes are my thing.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“We should all do it even more. It’s all about love, man.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“It’s a bit complicated for me to talk about drugs, since I have never, my whole life, taken ecstasy or cocaine or anything other than a joint when I was 18. I feel illegitimate to talk about something I haven’t experienced.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“Whatever, I always end up in the other artists’ trailers and steal their things.”

For tennis-loving Martin Solveig, it was audience participation that gave the pop-coloured electro-house DJ his most memorable moments of 2013. 
“Surfing a couple of impressive crowds, like in Tomorrowland, even if I lost my clothes in the process, or in [Belgian festival] Laundry Day.”
Solveig’s other (fully-clothed) shows included two big residencies.

“I’ve been surprised in a good way by my first shows as [a] Pacha Ibiza resident, and decided to do more next year. I’m enjoying my XS/Encore Beach Las Vegas residency a lot.”
In terms of production, Solveig is just finishing a video project for ‘Blow’, his heavier electro collaboration with Laidback Luke — a slight departure, but one that Solveig is fully onboard with. “It’s been a transition year and I love it. I’m working on new directions, new projects. Love the change.”