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

Best known for: 
Tune of the year: 
“Calvin Harris 'Sweet Nothing' feat Florence Welch."
“I don't think so.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
"It has definitely got more popular to say the very least.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“I would be a leopard because it is one of the most beautiful animals in my opinion, but I wouldn't be mad about being a lion or a tiger. I love cats!”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“I don't mind, it's all about LOVE!"
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“I just want everybody to be safe and have fun at shows.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“A massage before the show by Megan Fox.”

Fadil El Ghoul is R3hab, the Dutch DJ and producer who is now one of the main players in the Dutch house scene alongside more established names like Afrojack and Chuckie.

Having made a reputation for himself based on some mega remixes for the likes of Lady Gaga, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Calvin Harris, David Guetta and Katy Perry, DJ Mag asked what he thinks makes the perfect re-rub version? 
"Embracing the original and giving it a great swing," R3hab explains. "I enjoy creating that avenue for people that didn't necessarily like the original but end up loving the remix."

Happily making the most of MP3 culture for his sets because "they save space!" R3hab is also enjoying making his radio show. "On my radio show, I let the records play and try to give people the newest stuff every week," he explains, "while a live set, you play what the room is asking for." With a hectic year that included shows in Vietnam and China, plans for 2014 apparently include "more music, more fun, more bass, more girls".