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

“Electro and progressive house.”
Best known for: 
“Energetic live performances, 'I Drum U' and 'Pogo Pogo'.”
Tune of the year: 
“Tony Romera 'Pandor'.”
“As soon as there will be people ready to invest, I don’t know why DJs wouldn’t ask for it.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
"It has and it’s good news, EDM is still on an upward slope.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“I’d be a lion to date Katy Perry and roar with her!”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“For sure, until death! As long as they don’t forget to put their hands on the turntables…”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“DJs are the first vector of communication with youth, so I feel it’s like a duty.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“Flying drums Slipknot style, Jamie Cullum on the mic with me, CDJ2000 wireless to play into the crowd, Moulin Rouge female dancers… well, easy to make it come true right?”

Returning for his second year as an unusual entrant into the Top 100, Quentin Mosimann is a former winner of the French reality-TV show,, a performer who combines his already proven vocal talents with some massive EDM tunes behind the decks. However, he asserts that his history as a DJ stretches back to before he ever went in front of a TV camera.

“I was already a DJ for three years,” he told DJ Mag. “I was playing in the funky room of Pacha Ibiza, and the show was really interested in how I mix and sing at the same time.” Following his win in Star Academy, and the release of his two electro-pop albums, by 2010, Mosimann followed the call of EDM.

“A lot of ‘haters’ didn’t believe in me, so I worked hard every single day, went on tour to spread the word to different crowds, I released electro and progressive house tracks, and then boom! I entered the Top 100 poll last year. I worked for my own convictions, and it paid off, so I’m glad to be free now to do what I want.” Keep an eye out for his third album later this year.