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Questions Top100 DJs 2013 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:19

“I play music for dancing.”
Best known for: 
“I don’t know!”
Tune of the year: 
“Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’.”
"No. We get paid to live in airports, airplanes and hotels half our life without home-cooked meals and to put our bodies under constant stress with sleep deprivation and hangovers. We DJ for free.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“Pop has always been mostly music for dancing, the only difference now is instead of people with perms it's people with computers.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“A dolphin because it's so unconcerned with the prospect of getting eaten that it has time for casual sex.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“I don’t but if that’s what you like doing, knock yourself out, literally.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“Not really. It’s not so much a duty as a good deed. I think parents and teachers need to do more if anything.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“A koala and caipirinhas served by Robert DeNiro wearing a sombrero.”

“There’s everything from two-step to glitch hop to disco house on my new album,” says DJ/producer Mat Zo, whose debut album ‘Damage Control’ is out this month on Anjunabeats.

“The tempo range is from 70bpm to 150 bpm so it’s pretty varied.” Slap-bang in the middle of his Damage Control world tour, the British DJ/ producer’s sets are as eclectic as his productions. It’s this wide-ranging, fresh, raw potency that was distilled into last year’s quirky electro ‘Biopolar EP’ and, more recently, ‘Pyramid Scheme’, featuring Chuck D.

“Noisia have had the biggest impact on my development as a producer,” says 23-year-old Mat. “They set the bar for what is possible with electronic music.” And after a year of DJ gigs and white-hot album tasters it seems anything’s possible for this enfant terrible of electronic music.

“I’m most proud of my album though,” he says. “It’s me stepping out of my comfort zone.”