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

Style: 
“Electronic music.”
Best known for: 
“Being a sound geek and producer of very usable electronic tunes.”
Tune of the year: 
“'The Code'.”
From: 
“I've heard about these astronomical figures as well, but I guess it's all about supply and demand.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“Dance music has always been popular, so nothing new.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
A lion, I am the king.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“If they 'd like to do it, why not?”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“A DJ can be a role model, so by speaking out they can help to prevent people to use drugs. But in the end it is an individual choice.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“A personal female robot.”

If 2013 is the year for high energy EDM, it's been in no small part thanks to Ummet Ozcan. The man responsible for rig rippling sounds such as 'Here & Now', 'Airport' and 'The Cube', he reached the No.1 spot on Beatport with 'The Code', and collaborated with Nervo and R3hab ('Revolution') for one of stadium dance's biggest crackers — and that's just this year alone.

He's also just toured Asia, Australia and the US and admits the recent resurgence of dance mania over the Atlantic has added extra fuel to the Dutch/Turkish DJ's already raging fire, spurring him to develop the trance formula crafted during the early part of his career on releases for Doorn Records and Reset even further.

“I am definitely inspired by what's going on in the US at the moment,” he tells DJ Mag. “The US crowd is craving for almost any electronic style, so it gives me the freedom to be creative in my sets. My sets are always evolving, it's a dynamic thing. It has become more energetic and diverse. I use a lot of vocals for mash-ups.”

Coming up for 2014, we've got another Nervo collaboration — this time with Dimitri Vega & Like Mike — and another slew of solo work to look forward to. “Be prepared,” he says.

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