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

“Big room electro/house.”
Best known for: 
“‘Clobber’, ‘Viper’,"
Tune of the year: 
;“Alesso vs One Republic ‘If I Lose Myself’.”
“If you are a DJ who plays huge festivals, then what you are being paid is relative to the amount of money the event makes. If you’re playing in front of 80,000 people, you would expect the fee to be significantly higher than a DJ playing in front of 500.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“The fact that certain artists are doing so well in the charts is amazing, but I wouldn’t tell some of the more underground producers they were making pop music.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“A cheetah, a beautiful animal and also the fastest animal on land.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“It is a personal preference thing, I am not really one to say what people should or shouldn’t be doing. Certain fans seem to like it and I guess it is a nice way of connecting with them.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“I don’t think it is down to the DJ specifically, but in light of recent occurrences I do feel the whole industry needs to make a point of looking to better educate the fans of the dangers of drugs.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“A Ferrari, two jacuzzis and GTA5.”

Dutchman Dannic’s mix for the ‘Toolroom Knights’ series this year signified his wider ascension into the EDM big league, with all signs showing he’ll shortly be joining his countrymen Hardwell, Nicky Romero and Dyro on the main stages.

“I guess that is the direction I am heading,” he told DJ Mag. “I’ve released a lot of records on Hardwell’s Revealed Records label, and this has definitely taken my music to a wider audience. For me it’s really important to be unique and get my sound out there. Coupled with playing at the bigger festivals and clubs this year, it’s also helped my profile grow significantly.”

His mix for Toolroom Records saw him flexing his main stage muscles over 33 tracks of EDM madness, and he says it’s a great representation of his sound. “Not only of my productions, but also what one may expect from my DJ sets. I tend to keep my tracks danceable and a little bit groovy. I am really pleased with how it came out, and it feels like a landmark release for me.”