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

“Trance combined with everything from electro to dubstep, techno and even trap.”
Best known for: 
"Rocking dancefloors.”
Tune of the year: 
“Martin Garrix’s ‘Animals’. We played five different versions of it. It’s a 100% party track.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“We’d both like to be bats, because we live in the night and sleep in the day.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“Yeah, why not?”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“No, but we think that if you’re a real dance music fan, you don’t need drugs to enjoy it.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“Fruit, loads of fruit. It’s much better than alcohol.”

“If you want to party in Buenos Aires, you should come to our Heatbeat nights at the Mandarine Club,” says Matias Faint, one half of 20-something, Argentinian trance duo Heatbeat.

“We spend all our time these days DJing and working on our new album.”

Heatbeat met on an Argentinian web forum called Nightclubber where they both used to post up rudimentary tunes they’d made. It was after Agustin Servente, the other half of the pair, sent Matias a private message about a tune he’d made that they met up face-to-face, and hatched a plan for Heatbeat.

And, since the 2008 release of their prog house tune ‘Push Over’ put their name out there, they’ve been attracting bigger crowds every time they play. Paul van Dyk was the first to pick up on the tune. “When we were making that track we knew it was dark and filthy,” says Matias

They played that tune at the UMF in Buenos Aires this year, when they were DJing to a crowd of over 15,000 just as a big storm was coming in. “You could see rays and lights all over the sky and then it started thundering too,” says Agustin. “We were playing some kick-ass beats and it really was a moment to remember.”