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

Style: 
“Progressive house.”
Best known for: 
“Pancakes.”
Tune of the year: 
“Kaskade & Project 46 'Last Chance'.”
From: 
“DJs are paid relative to what the promoter makes. DJs are making a lot of money but they’re selling a lot of tickets, so it’s really a give-and-take relationship.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“Pop trends to what genres are big at that moment. Why are they heading towards electronic music? Because it’s awesome. There are so many different sides to electronic music that I feel like everyone can relate to it in their own way.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“Ryan would probably want to be something that he could explore the ocean, like a whale or shark. Thomas would want to be a dragon, preferably fire breathing.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“We think any interaction between the fans and the artist is good, and the 'heart hands' are just showing your appreciation for the people at the show.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“We don't think it's the social responsibility for DJs to speak out on drugs. We think it’s the entire electronic community’s responsibility to use common sense when making decisions about narcotics.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
Ryan: “Flights and accommodation for my family and friends.” Thomas: “Something along the lines of teleporter, light sabre or fire-breathing dragon.”

Canadians Ryan and Thomas are currently giving fellow countryman Deadmau5 a run for his money as the country's biggest dance export. 
"Joel brings a lot of attention to electronic music and he’s extremely talented," they tell DJ Mag, "if his music is the first Canadian dance act people hear, we’re OK with that, we would just say he’s Canadian and awesome!"

By using the immediacy of the net to give fans around the world access to new tracks, Project 46 are open about the effect that platforms such as Soundcloud can have. "We currently have over four million plays and 40,000+ followers, so for us it’s very important."

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